MISSION

Develop and implement practical, innovative and sustainable solutions that allow activating the entrepreneurial potential of families to eliminate their multidimensional poverty and live with dignity.

VISION

 

A world without poverty where we all want to live.

The network work is oriented towards the creation of spaces to belong, to share good practices and experiences, beyond the lines of difference. This has allowed us to generate impact and be recognized worldwide.

Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Award

The award recognizes the contributions of NGOs that develop transformative projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is the first Paraguayan organization to obtain this distinction.

Truelift: Microfinance Management Award (2017)

In 2017, we received Truelift’s distinction for being “Leaders in the excellent management of the principles in support of the poor”, which makes us Truelift’s second leader in Latin America and third in the world.

Ministry of Women in Paraguay: Safe Company free of violence against women

We obtained the Seal of Safe Company free of violence and discrimination against women, seeking to highlight good practices to prevent violence against women, both for our collaborators and for the community.

Novia Salcedo Award (2016)

We received this distinction for the self-sustaining educational model under the slogan “Learning by doing, selling and earning”, which faces in a different way the fight to eradicate poverty.

“Principles of Customer Protection,” Smart Campaign Certification (2016)

It is the first to obtain this certification in Paraguay, in recognition of the alignment of its management systems, policies and processes with the 7 established principles, and by the strong commitment of management to promote growth and institutional development within the framework of customer care.

Social Rating (2015)

We were qualified by Planet Rating with the rating 5 of the Social Rating, placing us above 99% of the ratings awarded globally.

OIT – MTV Award (2014)

Best Practices in Youth Work – Self-Sufficient Schools.

Ashoka Changemakers

Winner of the “Promoting Economic Opportunities” Challenge

Wise Award

The Qatar Foundation recognized us with the Wise Prize (World Summit of Innovation for Education) in the category of sustainability for its self-financing educational model.

Nestlé Award

Creation of Shared Value by the Self-Sufficient Schools Program.

Development Bank of Latin America

Embajada de los EEUU

FOMIN

Junior Achievement Worldwide

Pacto Global 

Teach A Man To Fish

UNEVOC

USAID

Asociación de Empresarios Cristianos (ADEC)

Unión Industrial Paraguaya (UIP)

Red de Microfinanzas del Paraguay 

Accion

KIVA

Swab Foundation

Skoll Foundation

PEERY Foundation

World Economic Forum 

Youth Business International

Escuela Agrícola Cerrito

Escuela Agrícola y Hotel Cerrito, RutaTranschaco, Benjamín Aceval, Paraguay

Escuela Agrícola de Belén

Escuela Agrícola de Belén - Fundación Paraguaya, Paraguay

Escuela Agrícola de San Pedro

Escuela Agrícola de San Pedro, Paraguay

Luque

Fundacion Paraguaya, 14 De Mayo, Luque, Paraguay

Itá

Fundacion Paraguaya - Ita, Itá, Paraguay

Encarnación

Fundacion Paraguaya - Encarnacion, Juan L. Mallorquín, Encarnación, Paraguay

Coronel Oviedo

Curuguaty

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Curuguaty, Curuguaty, Paraguay

Concepción

Ciudad del Este

Carapeguá

Fundación Paraguaya, Capitán Rogelio Santacruz, Carapeguá, Paraguay

Caacupé

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Caacupé, Caacupé, Paraguay

Asunción

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay

Head Office

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Matriz, Manuel Blinder, Asunción, Paraguay

Administrative Office

Fundación Paraguaya Operaciones, Asunción, Paraguay

Lambaré

Caacupé

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Caacupé, Caacupé, Paraguay

Caaguazú

Carapeguá

Fundación Paraguaya, Capitán Rogelio Santacruz, Carapeguá, Paraguay

Mariano Roque Alonso

Fundación Paraguaya, RutaTranschaco, Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay

Paraguarí

Fundacion Paraguaya suc. Paraguari, 1, Paraguarí, Paraguay

Pilar

Fundacion Paraguaya - Pilar, Tacuari, Pilar, Paraguay

San Ignacio

San Pedro

San Lorenzo

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo, Paraguay

Santaní

Villa Elisa

Villarica

Villa Ygatimi

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Villa Ygatimi, Villa Ygatimí, Paraguay

Ybycui

Cerrito Agricultural School

Escuela Agrícola y Hotel Cerrito, RutaTranschaco, Benjamín Aceval, Paraguay

Mbaracayú Educational Center (in partnership with Moisés Bertoni Foundation)

Centro Educativo Mbaracayú, Paraguay

Agricultural School of San Pedro

Escuela Agrícola de San Pedro, Paraguay

Office of Teach a Man To Fish

Teach A Man To Fish, Fonthill Road, Londres, Reino Unido

Morogoro, Iringa, Mafinga y Njombe

Fundacion Paraguaya, Morogoro, Tanzania

San Juan Nepomuceno

Chaco

Our Team

Martín Burt

Martín Burt

Founder and CEO, has a PhD from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tulane and is a Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Luis Fernando Sanabria

Luis Fernando Sanabria

Lawyer graduated from the National University of Asunción, he has been working with us for more than 30 years, he supervises all operations, he is married and has 4 children.

Raúl Gauto

Raúl Gauto

President of Forestal Sylvis in Paraguay. Former Strategic Supervisor of Water Opportunities at the Avina Foundation.

Miguel Ángel Rivarola

Miguel Ángel Rivarola

He has more than 30 years of experience in the management of institutional strengthening projects and in the provision of technical assistance and training to micro-finance companies, cooperatives of credit  and foundations in Latin America and Africa.

Bruno Vaccotti

Bruno Vaccotti

He studied Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Social entrepreneur. He is host of the "Feel that you can" program on Radio Ñandutí, and of the television program "Feel that you can" on Red Guaraní.

Eduardo Gustale

Eduardo Gustale

He is a Sociologist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a holds a Master's Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Warwick.

Roberto Giménez

Roberto Giménez

He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971, he chose the Paraguayan nationality. He is married and has 3 children. He is an Agricultural Engineer from the National University of Asunción.


Board of Directors

  • Guillermo Peroni
  • Antonio Espinoza
  • Álvaro Caballero
  • Pascual Rubiani
  • Yan Speranza
  • Margarita Robinson
  • Rubén Fadlala
  • Marta Aguirre de Lane
  • Julio Alvarado
  • Francisca Peroni
  • Catherine Kelly