CORONEL BOGADO, PARAGUAY

A promise made 25 years
ago now being fulfilled.

A promise made 25 years ago now being fulfilled.

Our efforts are fulfilling a promise made in 1991 by Walter Pratte, Co-founder of Girls Soccer Worldwide™, where he played semi-pro. While living in this small rural community, he was greatly impacted by the compassion and love of the people in Coronel Bogado, Paraguay as he was given so much by those who have very little.  The living conditions had his attention and because of this, upon leaving, he gave a commitment to the community.  "If he was able to make a way for himself he would return to give back creating a path for others to do the same."

Walter moved to the US shortly after and over many year was able to see the equality in sports and witnessed the benefits gained by girls who played the sport he loved.  When Walter returned to Coronel Bogado in 2015, he immediately realized those conditions he knew prior hadn't changed and the lack of equality for girls was even more evident.  It was clear the commitment he made 24 years prior, was needed and it was time to create that path he promised. He returned with a vision to create opportunities for Female Student Athletes from the Bay Area to travel to Coronel Bogado to help make change.

Our efforts are fulfilling a promise made in 1991 by Walter Pratte, Co-founder of Girls Soccer Worldwide™, where he played semi-pro. While living in this small rural community, he was greatly impacted by the compassion and love of the people in Coronel Bogado, Paraguay as he was given so much by those who have very little.  The living conditions had his attention and because of this, upon leaving, he gave a commitment to the community.  "If he was able to make a way for himself he would return to give back creating a path for others to do the same."



Walter moved to the US shortly after and over many year was able to see the equality in sports and witnessed the benefits gained by girls who played the sport he loved. When Walter returned to Coronel Bogado in 2015, he immediately realized those conditions he knew prior hadn't changed and the lack of equality for girls was even more evident. It was clear the commitment he made 24 years prior, was needed and it was time to create that path he promised. He returned with a vision to create opportunities for Female Student Athletes from the Bay Area to travel to Coronel Bogado to help make change.



Paraguay is listed as one of the poorest countries in South America, one of the worst in the entire continent (according to the GDP per capita report at www.worldatlas.com) 
On average, family income in Paraguay is $366/month with hourly rate at $0.38/hour. (www.tradeconomics.com)
As you travel to the rural communities of Paraguay like Coronel Bogado, a rural area located in the South, these statistics drastically change.  

LIFE IN PARAGUAY

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