#LlévaleAlCole

#LlévaleAlCole is our own scholarship program funded with a 5% of all our sales. The program ensures that all children - regardless if their gender, ethnicity, their environment, and socio economic circumstances - have access to a stable and quality education in Paraguay.

SOME FACTS ABOUT PARAGUAY

We like to say we did not choose Paraguay, but Paraguay chose us. Long before Parafina Co. was established in 2014 its co-founder Samuel Soria supported financially a local school in the outskirts of Asunción after spending some summers as a volunteer.

When Parafina Co. was re-launched Samu saw the opportunity to begin supporting more professionally a project he knew and trusted, giving birth to #LlévaleAlCole. A project with a clear vision: eradicate poverty through education.

POVERTY LINE

34.7% of families in Paraguay live with less 1$ a day.

LOCATION

Given its location, Paraguay is also known a Heart of South America.

EDUCATION

42% of Paraguayans lack basic reading and writing skills.

GINI INDEX

In Paraguay, 161 people control the 90% of the country’s wealth.

ENROLLMENT

As much as of 54% of children are not enrolled in elementary school.

FUN FACT

Dueling is still legal in Paraguay.

HOW WE HELP

Although education is free in Paraguay, is extremely hard to ensure a quality education to most children, due to the lack of financial support to cover other school extras, which unfortunately are not government covered.

Thanks to #LlévaleAlCole we ensure to support all extras, such as books, transportation, and meals making sure all our alumni receive a quality and stable education and have equal opportunities in the labor market.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

HOT MEALS & SNACKS

PHYCHOLOGICAL AID

SAFE ENVIRONMENT

OUR IMPACT

1 805

Lectures hours imparted

705

Kids helped

18 630

Books handed

DARÍO

8 Years Old

Wants to become a Doctor.

MARIO

6 Years Old

Loves playing Soccer. He's a great reader.

EDUARDO

11 Years Old

One day would like to be a pilot.

ELENA

15 Years Old

She would to have a restaurant.

ROBERTA

13 Years Old

She dreams to become a teacher one day.

MARÍA

5 Years Old

She loves painting,her favourite color is red.

OUR SYMBOLS

At Parafina Co. we're proud of our Social essence; that's why every single one of our glasses come along with a pencil case made from 100% recycled HDPE. This pencil case is the same as the one handed to our scholars. Along with our packaging, we also include an eco pencil made with recycled compressed paper; this pencil reinforces our message in support of education and sustainability. When you finish using the pencil you can plant it and grow different types of plant which provide you with the possibility of growing your own garden.

BEYOND #LLEVALEALCOLE

Although most of our resources are oriented to #LlévaleAlCole we also cooperate and lead other social incitatives that aim to improve the quality of life of all those in need. So far some of our initiatives had been creating jobs for people with limited access to the labor market, or collaborate with the Spanish Asociation Against Cancer in their research against the disease. If you need our help don't hesitate on dropping us an email and I'll be happy to give you some thought.

SOCIAL INTEGRATION BY PARAFINA

Held in Parafina House, tackles social exclusion in the labor market.

PARAFINA X AECC

Helped raise +2.1 MM€ for cancer research & life saving change.

PARAFINA + FUNDACIÓN BARRANQUER

Supplied material for +1.000 eye surgeries in Congo (Africa).