Bountiful Children's Foundation

Paraguay


Population: 7,132,538 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $5,001 in 2020


The burden of malnutrition in Paraguay:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 27% in 2000 to 25.4% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants decreased from 8.6% in 2000 to 8.1% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 36.8 in 2000 to 21.4 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 30.4 in 2000 to 17.4 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 17.5% in 2005 to 5.6% in 2016
    • Wasting decreased from 1.1% in 2005 to 1% in 2016

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Paraguay

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Paraguay in 2014
  • 42 children and 114 mothers receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below.

Paraguay - History and Demographics

The agricultural Guarani lived in eastern Paraguay and the nomadic Guaycuruan tribes lived in western Paraguay. Spanish explorers came in 1524 but the land was relatively unimportant to the Spanish due to its lack of minerals and being land-locked. Most of the Guarani (often called Indians in older documents) adopted the Roman Catholic religion of the Spaniards but continued to speak the Guarani language along with Spanish. In 1811, Paraguay declared its independence from Spain. The country’s history since then has been of authoritarian governments. The Paraguayan war with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay caused massive population losses and loss of extensive territories. Currently the Economist Intelligence Unite rates Paraguay as a flawed democracy. This means elections take place but the citizens are cut off from decisions that are made because of the lack of civil liberties. There is wipespread fraud and corruption.


 

Bountiful Children in Paraguay

Bountiful Children started helping communities in Paraguay in 2014. 15% of the population live in poverty. 60 % of Indigenous populations live in extreme poverty. Inequality is widespread. The rural-urban economic gap is the result of large agriculture companies monopolizing the market. Underemployment is high and working conditions are poor.

Communities in Paraguay

Available for Adoption

Already Adopted

Caaguazu

Encarnacion

Pedro Juan Caballero

Pilar

Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

  • $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
  • $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
  • $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
  • $500 = feeds an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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