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 works in a large, urban Community Health Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her practice is dedicated to providing care to all with a unique emphasis on providing care to the uninsured and under-insured of the local community. Eileen is also an Adjunct Faculty member of Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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