Travel to Paraguay with Project C.U.R.E.
About C.U.R.E. Clinics in Paraguay
Paraguay is a small (157,000 square miles) country landlocked in the very heart of the South American continent. It has a population of approximately 6.3 million people, the vast majority are mestizo (mixed Spanish and indigenous heritage). Paraguay has had a very sad history of war and dictatorship, although both are now in the past. The most recent war was with Bolivia during 1932-1935. The war was costly in terms of life and property, but it resulted in Paraguay annexing a significant portion of the Gran Chaco, adding to the northwestern part of the country. Paraguay entered a time of isolation from the outside world during the dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner who took over the country in 1954. His rule lasted until a coup ousted him in 1989. Since then, the country has opened up to the world and there have been democratically elected leaders.
About the Program Cost
Your tax-deductible donation to participate on a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to Paraguay is $1,800. This program cost covers all accommodations, meals, clean water, and transportation once in-country, including buses/cars/taxies, fuel costs, drivers, and tips. Program costs also include the coverage of interpreters, medications, C.U.R.E. Kits, Kits for Kids, medical travel and evacuation insurance, Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the State Department, medical license transfer procedures, departure travel packet with Project C.U.R.E., scrub set, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, tour guides and small touristic excursions and activities are included. Please note alcohol, internet access, laundry, and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost. International travel is not covered in the program cost.
Please note that costs associated with obtaining your visa are not included in the program cost. In 2016, 2017 and 2019 we were able to receive a visa fee waiver and the only cost associated with the visa was the cost of expedited shipping to and from the Paraguayan Consulate in Miami. We are working to offer that again this year for all participants and will be in touch with instructions to mail in your visa.
For safety purposes, international airfare to and from Paraguay will need to be arranged with our travel agent who offers reduced fare for humanitarian trips. Please return to the website soon for more information on the suggested flight itinerary and contact information for our travel agent.
Sample Trip Itinerary
Donate to C.U.R.E. Clinics & Make a Difference!
Your donation will help cover the expenses for you or another medical volunteer to serve and treat the most vulnerable patients, families and children around the world while helping us deliver health & hope to those that need it most. Every dollar you donate makes a big difference!
- Your $25 Donation will help cure 500 patients of intestinal worms that consume 30% of daily nutrients in patients that are usually already lacking proper nourishment.
- Your $50 Donation provides reading glasses for 100 patients.
- Your $500 Donation provides rapid malaria tests for 100 patients–allowing them to receive proper treatment and avoid potential death or permanent disability.
- Your $1,000 Donation provides 9 months’ worth of essential prenatal vitamins for 25 women. These imperative vitamins help prevent issues like spina bifida in babies and anemia in moms while supporting the proper development of the baby.