Aymara grew up along the Brazilian border in rural Villa Ygatimí, in the eastern department of Canindeyú, Paraguay. In boarding school she had the chance to create and operate a project for Fundación Paraguaya and was involved in the construction of a local garden using reclaimed supplies.
Aymara’s undeniable passion for feeding the world and reducing negative ecological impacts guided her decision to choose EARTH University. “Without agriculture, few would survive. I want to practice agriculture that doesn’t destroy the environment in order to feed us. Global warming, deforestation, and similar issues drive me. I want to address them through agronomy.”
When she graduates, Aymara hopes to actively lead a social enterprise involving agriculture that not only models the ecologically sound way of doing things and creates jobs for her neighbors, but also empowers women.