Volunteer: Samuel Hagler
Paraguay and its people will always have a special place in my heart. Orekomante hendapora che corazome la paraguai ha lo mita.
Contributions from Samuel Hagler
My site is perched on a hill next to the last bit of Paraguay’s Upper Parana jungle. Twenty-five years ago, it consisted of little more than a handful of indigenous families surrounded by barely-accessible roads and intimidating rainforest, thick as a howler monkey’s beard. From the air, the forest would have resembled distant ruffled moss, polka-dotted pink and yellow by blooming Tajy trees. Today, the land is mostly red dirt. Bald. Deforested. Over the decades, my site transformed in...