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Paraguay Map
Arroyos y Esteros
Cnel. Oviedo
Mauricio J. Troche
Country Office Headquarters
J.A. Saldivar



Small Voices Big Dreams 2014

In 2014, children in Paraguay were surveyed to hear their voices about Child Protection issues in their country. The survey, titled “Small Voices, Big Dreams” was released on November 20th, and included the responses of over 6,000 children from over 40 countries. The results showed that one in three children, globally, feel that their rights to protection were not being upheld. Children from CCFC’s programs in Paraguay were featured in a video which was released globally.

Featured Partner Project

CCFC advises Paraguayan Government on UN Draft Zero for post-2015 Millennium Development Goals

In Paraguay, CCFC continues to make significant progress in advocating at national and local government levels for the inclusion of violence against children on the post-2015 Development Agenda. Advocacy activities have been jointly executed with ChildFund Alliance and the Paraguayan government. The minister of Childhood and Adolescence, Carlos Zarate Fleitas, asked CCFC for input on the government’s Millennium Development Goals proposal submission. The list of 17 development goals includes an end to the abuse, exploitation and violence against children by 2030.

Our Work, in Action

Child kicks new ball received through Gift Catalogue donation
Daniela shows the Christmas Card received from her Sponsor
Jesús rides bike received from Gift Catalogue donation
Children raise their voices against violence and exploitation

Christian Children's Fund of Canada partners with organizations and communities that share our values and goals

Together, we help communities become self-sustaining


Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke and Dr. Verent Mills start work with Chinese war orphans.


Dr. Clarke creates China's Children Fund (CCF).


CCF expands its work from Asia into the Middle East after WWII. Renames itself "Christian Children's Fund".


CCF has global reach, and Canadian support leads to the creation of Christian Children's Fund of Canada.

Our History
in Paraguay

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada has worked in Paraguay since 1995. We work in partnership with local non-governmental organizations in child-centered community development programs, seeking to improve life for children, their families and communities through activities in education, health and nutrition, and to strengthen community organizations.

How We Work

Focus on Children
Children are at the centre of all we do.
Life Stages
CCFC helps families support the healthy growth and development of children from infancy through childhood to adolescence and young adulthood.
Implementation Through Partners
CCFC is proud of its work with Canadian and international partners to transform the lives of children, families and communities for the better.
Community Development Across Sectors
In Paraguay, we focus on three priorities: health and nutrition; education; and strengthening community organizations. 

Our Team

Jorge Méndez Rheineck
Country Director
Responsible for the overall success of the work in our Country Offices, the Country Director leads and manages CCFC’s in-country strategic growth and direction, program development, international and domestic partnerships, and day-to-day operations.
Diego Martinez
Program Manager
In this diverse and multi-faceted role, the Program Manager is responsible for providing guidance to local partners in the planning of programs and projects to achieve social impact, for monitoring implementation, and for reporting. 
Rosanna Menchaca
Communications Manager
The Communications Manager is responsible for building the profile of CCFC in-country and internationally, through strategic activities in media and government relations, brand recognition, content development, ambassador and guest visit facilitation, networking and awareness raising. 
Rosarina Maciel
Finance Manager
The Finance Manager is responsible for coordinating and tracking all in-country revenue and expenditures, managing financial reporting relationships between partners, and ensuring financial accountability and transparency through close monitoring and auditing of accounts.
Silvana Brambilla
Sponsorship Manager
Through engaging closely with local partners and community members, the Sponsorship Manager is responsible for developing and facilitating the implementation of CCFC’s in-country sponsorship program.

A member of ChildFund Alliance