Asunción – or “Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción” in its full name – is the capital city of Paraguay and has a population of around 540,000, making it the country’s largest and most populous city. Over half of the population is under the age of 30. The city is located in the west, near the Argentinian border, on the River Paraguay. It is Paraguay’s economic centre with a growing financial sector.
Children in our care grow up with their brothers and sisters in a loving home (photo: D. Benegas).