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.



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


Junior Achievement Worldwide

Pacto Global 

Teach A Man To Fish



Asociación de Empresarios Cristianos (ADEC)

Unión Industrial Paraguaya (UIP)

Red de Microfinanzas del Paraguay 



Swab Foundation

Skoll Foundation

PEERY Foundation

World Economic Forum 

Youth Business International


Fundacion Paraguaya, 14 De Mayo, Luque, Paraguay


Fundacion Paraguaya - Ita, Itá, Paraguay


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

Coronel Oviedo


Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Curuguaty, Curuguaty, Paraguay


Ciudad del Este


Fundación Paraguaya, Capitán Rogelio Santacruz, Carapeguá, Paraguay


Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Caacupé, Caacupé, Paraguay


Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay

Head Office

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

Administrative Office

Fundación Paraguaya Operaciones, Asunción, Paraguay



Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Caacupé, Caacupé, Paraguay



Fundación Paraguaya, Capitán Rogelio Santacruz, Carapeguá, Paraguay

Mariano Roque Alonso

Fundación Paraguaya, RutaTranschaco, Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay


Fundacion Paraguaya suc. Paraguari, 1, Paraguarí, Paraguay


Fundacion Paraguaya - Pilar, Tacuari, Pilar, Paraguay

San Ignacio

San Pedro

San Lorenzo

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo, Paraguay


Villa Elisa


Villa Ygatimi

Fundación Paraguaya - Oficina Villa Ygatimi, Villa Ygatimí, Paraguay


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

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


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.

Katharina Hammler

Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

Katharina Hammler

She has a PhD in Global Development from Tulane University and Master's degrees in Economics and Political and Social Sciences from universities in Vienna. In her free time, she practices yoga and enjoys doing puzzles, accompanied by her cat and her husband.

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.

Lourdes Agüero

Poverty Stoplight Manager

Lourdes Agüero

She has worked at the Fundación Paraguaya for 10 years. She is an Agronomist specialized in Rural Economy and holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences. She is married and is the proud mother of Jazmín.

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.

Nancy Ramos

Methodology Development Area of the Poverty Stoplight

Nancy Ramos

She is an Agronomist and holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences. She is a punctual, analytical and supportive person. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and tutorials on YouTube. She is married and has 2 children.

Claudia Ortega

Administration and Finance Manager

Claudia Ortega

It is a key piece for the Fundación Paraguaya. By profession, she holds a Bachelor´s degree in Accounting Sciences. She has a diploma in Financial Management and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Finance. In her free time, she enjoys the countryside and spending time with her parents.

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.

Liliana Marroco

Accounting Manager

Liliana Marroco

She has been working at the Fundación for 15 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Administrative Sciences, has a Diploma in Finance, a Master´s degree in Tax Management and is currently pursuing a Master´s degree in Finance. She loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

Lorena Soto

Entrepreneurial Education Manager

Lorena Soto

She holds a BS in International Trade with a Master's Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance. Proactive and sports lover. She has over 10 years of international experience in business, sports, national and international organizations, educational projects and social ventures.

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