Activating the Potential of Impoverished Families in Paraguay
Challenge: In Paraguay, more than 30% of the population lives in poverty. Six out of ten young people with jobs have bad working conditions, lack of adequate protection, and low wages. This disadvantage is due to the scarce opportunities and difficult access to specialized training and services to prepare youth for the labor market.
Fundación Paraguay’s Solution: Fundación Paraguaya develops and implements practical, innovative, and sustainable solutions to activate the entrepreneurial potential of families to eliminate poverty. The Poverty Stoplight program improves the lives of thousands of families through a process that allows them to be the protagonists of their own stories. In addition to empowering families, the data collected through the Poverty Stoplight platform is useful for communities, organizations, companies, projects, and governments. The Entrepreneur Education program works to ensure youth and entrepreneurs, especially female heads of households, have equal access to opportunities that will help them grow both personally and professionally. This empowers young people to become innovators and broadens the labor market with new opportunities.
Fundación Paraguaya & Team4Tech Partnership Goals: FP hopes to reach 1 million families with their Poverty Stoplight program. It has already reached 80,000 families through 257 organizations in 23 countries. In order to scale, FP must digitalize the survey that families take to participate in the program, a project that requires highly proficient tech skills among FP staff, tech literacy among program participants, and app developers who can build the Poverty Stoplight platform. FP has started new initiatives to address all three concerns.
Fundacion Paraguaya seeks Team4Tech support in strengthening their technology programs in order to broaden their reach and scale. A stronger tech infrastructure will help Fundacion Paraguaya in its mission to eliminate multidimensional poverty worldwide by enabling its programs to reach additional international organizations and ultimately more families. Better technology will enable exponential growth.