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Fulfilling The Call

Pastor Daniel married his wife Nancy in 2006. A year after their wedding, Camila was born. She was a joy to her parents and shared her father's passion for…

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Faithfully Serving

Mrs. Clotilde Haedo (pictured on the right), 57 years old, is a hardworking mother of seven, currently living with two of her kids in Isla Bogado, Paraguay, in the…

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Allowing Creativity to Flourish

When Benita found out she was sick and began to grow weaker, she could no longer clean houses for a living. She began to sell traditional Paraguayan foods from…

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Grateful Every Day

Telma is 12 years old and lives with her mother Liz, her grandmother Esperanza and her sister Sara. For the majority of her life she has been under the…

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Growing Faith and a Business

Irene is a woman of many talents. Though her profession and passion is cosmetology, she began selling perfumes and clothing 22 years ago. She always dreamed of opening her…

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The Family Business

Fifteen years ago, Rosalina knew her life was about to drastically change. When her youngest son was born with mental disabilities, she immediately searched for a way to work…

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Rekindled Dreams

Alex P., Paraguay LIFE Team Participant, shares his experience below.

I was expecting to simply do some business workshops and that was it – but God had greater…

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Valued Women

In the city of San Antonio, Paraguay, resident Maria Liz meets regularly with a group of women – all budding or aspiring entrepreneurs. This group is one of many…

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From Abbotsford to Asuncion

 

Sometimes we can be so focused on the end goal that we don’t appreciate the journey. While we work hard at the office to raise funds and…

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The Ability to Dream

Maria Carmen, 37, is the mother of three children (a 12-year-old girl, nine-year-old boy and one-year-old boy). Every day she leaves the home before 4 am to collect and…

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Survival is No Longer the Goal

“I struggled to live. I had no money in my wallet.”

Lucia, a resident of Mariano Roque Alonso, is a mother of two, Eladio, 7, and Mia, 6.…

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Building a Better Future

Written by GAiN staff who visited Diaconia, our partner in Paraguay, to attend a trust group meeting (part of the micro-enterprise program).

 

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Sharing Hope in Paraguay

On their first day in Asuncion, Paraguay, during a nice stroll along the Paraguay River, the LIFE Team was exposed to the stark reality of inequality. High-rises towering over…

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Maria's story

Maria lives in one of the poorer communities of Asuncion, Paraguay.

When our partner, Diaconia, arrived at her house, she warmly invited them in and started to share…

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No Longer On The Streets

Meet Marta, a single mom to one son.

A year ago, she was struggling to make ends meet. Selling food on the streets was her only way to…

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A New Life

Rufina received an opportunity to create a new life.

As a wife and mother of five, Rufina now had hope that she could provide for her youngest adopted…

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Why Should I go to Paraguay?

Summer is coming. Days of sunshine and BBQ’s and time to relax with family and friends. As you look ahead and eagerly anticipate this season, I'd like…

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Skills for a Lifetime

On May 21, Professor Sabina Cantero taught a course for the Development of Cleaning Products in Marquetalia, Paraguay. The teacher, who was very kind and hardworking, shared, “15 years ago, I learned to make…

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Re-Shaping Destinies

In February 2014, the first community group in San Isidro was founded. San Isidro is a settlement of the city of Lambaré, located about 20 minutes from Asunción, the…

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A Visionary

The community group “Emprendedoras 6 de abril” (Entrepreneurs April 6) is a new group with Diaconia, a non-profit organization in Paraguay that provides training programs and micro-credit…

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The opportunity to overcome

For 12 years now Lucia has worked as a single mother and is the sole provider for her household. She is the mother of two children - her older…

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Redemption

“You NEVER default on a loan to a loan shark,” Lourdes’ emphatic response was punctuated by her fearful laughter. The other women in the group nodded heartily in agreement.…

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Paraguay LIFE Team Project

Have you heard that we are coming alongside our local partner and project in Paraguay?

This August, a team will be travelling to Paraguay to serve alongside the…

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A Program Of Hope

Today, there are 155 women in Paraguay who are feeling empowered and equipped to build a new future for themselves.

Women are selling food, clothing, perfume and cosmetics, styling hair,…

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Beyond All Limitations

In the city of Luque, Paraguay, Diaconia ADP, a partner of Global Aid Network, helped provide hope for Giselle Machado.

For the last 26 years of…

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A Life In Flames

Paraguayan woman finds relief from extreme poverty

When Estela’s small business burnt down in the market, she thought her life was over.

Seeing that she was a…