Meeting with the Mayor of Encarnación
The Executive Director of Fundación Paraguaya, Martín Burt, on his trip through the countryside, arrived at the Pearl of the South, Encarnación, where he developed a full agenda by meeting with local authorities, visiting clients and entrepreneurs in Itapúa, as well as meeting with collaborators from the regional office of the aforementioned city. The press was not absent from this tour, being interviewed for radio and TV Paraná, where he commented on the work that the organization has been doing in the south, as well as in the whole country.
Among the meetings they had, the founder of Fundación Paraguaya met with the Mayor, Luis Yd, as well as the President of the Municipal Council, Diego Aquino, and some city council members at the headquarters of the city government of Encarnación. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the 17 years of work of the Fundación in Encarnación, developing its programs for the elimination of poverty. “We can work with all the families in Encarnación so that Encarnación is not only an example of tourism development, but also of the eradication of poverty in its entire community,” said Martin Burt during the meeting.
The local mayor also appreciated this type of meeting, valuing the alliances that may arise. “The problems and social needs are many, especially in poor areas, which is why it is very important that this municipal administration takes a broad view, and by working together, with alliances like these, we will be able to provide more opportunities for people in different fields.”
Sebastiana Silva, client of the Fundación Paraguaya office in Encarnación shared her successful experience and how she was able to improve her quality of life and that of her family and community. “The Fundación Paraguaya helped me to develop as a person and as a professional, I started with a sewing machine and today I have a workshop that generates 14 jobs,” said the entrepreneur.
As a form of joint actions, Martin Burt presented to local authorities the work being done in Encarnación and the department of Itapúa, where they currently support approximately 4 thousand women and 134 Committees of Women Entrepreneurs.