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Paraguay is one of the smallest countries in South America but is still home to more than seven
million residents. Many Paraguayans residing in the landlocked region struggle to survive, with
nearly 17% of the population living in poverty. The poverty rate is even higher among rural and
indigenous communities. As a result, hunger in Paraguay continues to be a significant problem.
Poverty leads to food insecurity and malnutrition, two issues symptomatic of hunger in Paraguay.
About 15% of Paraguayan children suffer from malnutrition. And that is if you do not count the
children from indigenous groups. According to a United Nations estimate, if we include indigenous
tribes, more than 45% of Paraguay children are at risk of hunger or malnutrition. But the problem
is not lack of food. The problem here is poverty and lack of work and education. And housing is
While instances of undernutrition and starvation are trending downward, malnutrition and obesity
rates are rising in Paraguay as poverty forces impoverished citizens to subsist on cheaper, less
nutritious foods. These low-nutrient, high-calorie options may be cheap, but they have had an
outsized impact on an average Paraguayan’s diet. Residents are in an impossible situation, forced
to choose between going hungry or eating foods correlated with increased vulnerability to chronic
HOW WE HELP
Friends of Hope have been working since 2010 to help provide support to families with inadequate
housing conditions in Paraguay. Out of every 100 families in Paraguay, 43 live in poor housing
conditions. In 2019, Friends of Hope served 88 families that live in poor housing conditions.
Please help us continue to help the people of Paraguay by making a donation today.
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