Soon after graduating from college, I left Lancaster, PA and began a life-altering adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was sent to a small town located in a remote area of Paraguay. Not surprisingly, I discovered a place with tremendous need and a people with unsurpassed generosity. By the end of my Peace Corps assignment, I had accomplished some of my goals, but what I received from the people of Paraguay far exceeded my expectations. Without a doubt they taught me more than I could ever give them. I am now married to a Paraguayan and we have three sons. My family has traveled to Paraguay many times and each time we returned home with many stories of good times but also with a bit of a heavy heart. We always felt that there must be some way that we can help to improve the lives of a people we love so dearly, if only in a small way. And so was born OutreachParaguay...
Eileen Sosa, February 2011
Founders and Directors
Eileen Sosa is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is currently employed at PENN Medicine/Lancaster General Health Care Connections. Care Connections is a community care team providing an innovative, intensive, and temporary primary care medical home for high-risk patients. Eileen also worked for years in urban clinics providing care to underinsured or uninsured high-risk patients.
Milner Sosa is a middle school and high school teacher in York, Pennsylvania. He teaches Spanish and coaches soccer. Milner’s native country is Paraguay.
Eileen and Milner live in Columbia, Pennsylvania. They have three sons, David, Daniel, and Christopher, all involved and committed to OutreachPARAGUAY activities.
OutreachPARAGUAY Directors and Staff work in collaboration with the Paraguayan Ministry of Health, local community members, educators, and health care professionals when developing and implementing meaningful and sustainable projects.
Project activities focus on:
• improving the health and well-being of rural communities
• providing participants with an opportunity to learn about the delivery of healthcare throughout Paraguay
• providing participants with a glimpse of the life, land, and culture of Paraguay
Los directores y el personal de OutreachPARAGUAY trabajan en colaboración con el ministerio de salud pública y bienestar social de Paraguay, miembros de las comunidades locales, maestros, y profesionales médicos desarrollando e implementando proyectos significativos y sustentables.
Las actividades del proyecto se centran en:
· Mejorar la salud y el bienestar de las comunidades rurales.
· Proporcionar a los participantes la oportunidad de aprender sobre cuidados de salud por todo Paraguay.
· Proporcionar a los participantes una visión de la vida, la tierra y cultura de Paraguay.