The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Pedro Álvarez / Paraguay

Province: San Pedro
City: Tacuati
Age: 18

Class of 2013-2016

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Scholar: Owell Eslí Torrez Castillo Scholar: Perejitei Bekewe

Pedro grew up in outside the city of Tacuati in Paraguay.

After graduating from EARTH University, Pedro plans to return home with hopes of bettering life for everyone in his community. He wants to work hard to apply what he learns at EARTH in his community and country. He dreams of starting a company back home that not only creates jobs, but also supports small producers by buying from them at an honest price. While he misses speaking Guarani, one of the official languages from Paraguay, he is excited to be at the University. Pedro hopes to see more students from Paraguay arrive to study so as to change more lives back home in Paraguay.