Social Project - Parafina Co.

We believe in
the power of giving

Therefore, we donate a 5% of our income to our social project: #ParafinaSocialProject. This project gives access to school to primary school kids from a small neighborhood of Asunción, Paraguay.

Why Paraguay?

Parafina Social Project is based in Paraguay. This is mainly because of 3 reasons:

poverty

Paraguay, one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Poverty reaches 35,1% of the population. This situation makes difficult for paraguayans to pay for a propper education, and most of the times kids end up in the streets, in contact with drugs and violence, instead of being at school learning.

floods

The school where #ParafinaSocialProject helps is located in the Fatima slum. A small town in the outskirts of Asunción, just by the Paraguay River. When rain is abundant, the river floods and covers the whole town, making people loose their houses, and everything thats inside them.

waste

When there is a flood, the access through the streets is impossible. This means that the waste is not collected, and ends up floating through the streets, getting into the neighbours houses, and polluting their drinking water. It also arrives in the river traveling through it and finally getting to the ocean.

We give
to our students...

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access to a
scholarship

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a safe
environment

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medical
assistance

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psychological
assistance

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a hot meal
every day

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extracurricular
activities

Our Social Packaging

Our packaging is much more than just a box to store your glasses, it’s actually a union between our customers and our students.
Every time a kid is sponsored, she/he will receive a pencil case, which is just the same as the packaging our customers receive when they purchase PARAFINA glasses.

A recycled plastic pencil case

Exactly the same one our kids in Paraguay are handed to carry their school materials.

An Eco-pencil

You will be receiving it with your purchase, just like our sponsored students do. It can be planted once used, so it can help us reduce the CO2 from our atmosphere.

Some of our students

They wanted to say hi!, so here they are 🙂

Abel ABEL Name: Abel Bareiro
Age: 15
Grade: 9th grade
Favorite hobby: Play soccer
Situation: He lives with his big family, just in front of the school. All his siblings attended to La Salle like him
What does he want to be when he grows up: Soccer player and hair stylist
Alise ALISE
Name: Alise Ortiz
Age: 12
Grade: 7th grade
Favorite hobby: Animals
Situation: She lives in a little appartment, located on the area fleeded by the river Paraguay
What does she want to be when she grows up: Veterinarian
Facu FACU
Name: Facundo Guzmán
Age: 8
Grade: 3rd grade
Favorite hobby: Play soccer
Situation: He lives with his mum and step sister, in a house lent by his grandfather. His mum works as a cleaning lady.
What does he want to be when he grows up: Soccer player
Heidy HEIDY
Name: Heidy Schegoleff
Age: 8
Grade: 3rd grade
Favorite hobby: Play hide and seek
Situation: She lives in a shelter due to the flood of the Paraguay river
What does she want to be when she grows up: Artist
Helem HELEM
Name: Helem Díaz
Age: 8
Grade: 3rd grade
Favorite hobby: Play with friends
Situation: She lives in a shelter due to the flood of the Paraguay river
What does she want to be when she grows up: Accountant
Isaias ISAÍAS
Name: Isaías Benítez
Age: 6
Grade: 2nd grade
Favorite hobby: Play soccer
Situation: He lives in a shelter due to the flood of the Paraguay river
What does he want to be when he grows up: Soccer player
Josue JOSUÉ
Name: Josué Samaniego
Age: 9
Grade: 5th grade
Favorite hobby: Maths
Situation: He lives with his family in a room lent by his grandmother. His mum sells buns and ice crams
What does he want to be when he grows up: Medical practitioner
Matias MATÍAS
Name: Matías Montiel
Age: 12
Grade: 7th grade
Favorite hobby: Play soccer
Situation: He lives with his family in two rooms lent by his grandfather, close to a flooded area. His mum has health problems. He shares dreams with his twin brother
What does he want to be when he grows up: Soccer player
Nammie NAMMIE
Name: Nammie Benítez
Age: 7
Grade: 3rd grade
Favorite hobby: Draw and play
Situation: She lives in a shelter due the floods of theParaguay river
What does she want to be when she grows up: Medical practitioner
Oscar ÓSCAR
Name: Óscar Díaz
Age: 8
Grade: 3rd grade
Favorite hobby: Play soccer
Situation: He lives in a rented room due the floods of theParaguay river
What does he want to be when he grows up: Soccer player
Sabrina SABRINA
Name: Sabrina Ortiz
Age: 14
Grade: 8th grade
Favorite hobby: Music and drawing
Situation: She lives in an appartment due the floods of theParaguay river
What does she want to be when she grows up: Designer

It's been 5 years since we started Parafina Social Project

And with your help, these kids will have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams, and become the best version of themselves.

Thank you!

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