derma e® Natural Bodycare, a pioneer in formulating cutting-edge effective natural skincare products, is pleased to announce that donations from the Company helped build a classroom in San Pedro, Paraguay. In addition to making a positive impact on the biological and environmental conditions, and encouraging personal empowerment in Paraguay through The Paraguay Project, this donation reinforces derma e®’s commitment to supporting the Paraguayan people.
With the community of San Pedro growing quickly, derma e® was asked to participate in a joint project where a donation from the Company would enable the community to purchase building materials in order to build an additional classroom for their school. This past winter, with the combined efforts of the San Pedro community and derma e®, an additional brick classroom was built. The school now encompasses two classrooms that educate 80 students (grades 1 through 9) in core subjects.
Sondra Miles, the daughter of derma e® Vice President, Dr. Linda Miles, L. Ac., D.O.M., served as a Peace Corps volunteer in San Pedro, a rural community in the heart of Paraguay. There she taught environmental and health education, and saw and felt the needs of the Paraguayan people for educational opportunities, sustainable incomes, and empowerment. In light of this awareness, derma e® created The Paraguay Project, a three-tiered charitable program supporting the people, rainforest and land of Paraguay. derma e® purchases beautiful, hand-crafted Spiderweb Lace at a fair market price directly from co-ops in Paraguay, sells them to US boutiques and online, and donates full profits as well as a percentage of all product sales to three non-governmental organizations: Guyra Paraguay, Clyde E. Bay Foundation and GlobaI Infancia.
“We are very pleased that derma e® was able to expand on the efforts made through The Paraguay Project and make a donation that supplied building materials for a classroom that was so desperately needed to support the growing community of San Pedro,” says Dr. Linda Miles, L. Ac., D.O.M., Vice President of derma e® Natural Bodycare.