Experience Report by Steffi and Sebastian Zehner

Our thanks to you

Dear Sylvia, dear Erwin,

we have arrived at El Paraiso Verde. We actually made it earlier than we thought before the first trip. Back in Germany it was clear to us that we wanted to come to you as soon as possible and we did everything we could to make this happen.

Live immediately in the PIRA TAVA apartment until your own house is ready

We have now been in El Paraiso Verde as a family with two small children for a good two months and live in an apartment until we can move into our own house. Time goes by very quickly, because we take care of our children, want to get to know the country and the surrounding area and finish our planning for the property and building the house. Much is new territory for us and an interesting adventure.

First, it turns out differently….

Often we have certain ideas and sometimes things turn out differently than you think, but it’s still good, if not better, as soon as you reflect more closely. In the short time we have already done a lot to get by on our own in Paraguay.

Arrival and Cedula

But it is also important that we always feel that we are in good hands and welcome here at El Paraiso Verde. It started on the first day when you met us at the airport. We were then given the cedula and we were able to collect our deposit directly from the national bank. Afterwards we were driven to El Paraiso Verde and were allowed to move into our apartment immediately. Unfortunately, the kitchen was still missing, but the most important thing for us after the long journey was the bed and everything else comes later.

Gourmet cuisine in El Paraiso Verde

At first we ate in the front of the kitchen and you can praise the ladies. The food tastes very good and you feel good in this nice atmosphere. I think you hear this often. In the meantime our own kitchen is ready and we cook ourselves but still come back every now and then.

Bringing them into the community and building an existence as a self-employed person

Stefanie was able to familiarize herself with the health center surprisingly quickly and now has regular customers whom she can successfully help with their pain. In addition, her own new massage table was delivered today. Your patients will certainly be happy about it the next time they are treated. Meanwhile, I take care of our children and finalize our plans for the property and house. In the meantime, the dredging work has started on our property and we are very pleased that you are making such great efforts so that we can move into our own house as quickly as possible. Our house plan is about to be released and we are really looking forward to the start of construction.

The El Paraiso Verde community is growing rapidly

More and more people come to El Paraiso Verde and a nice community of people is created with whom one likes to spend time together. You do your shopping together in Caazapa or Villarrica. There is a great exchange and that is very important, especially at the beginning in a new country. We would like to express our gratitude to you again for the foundation of this project and for your daily commitment in the everyday madness.

We think we will all have a wonderful future at El Paraiso Verde and what has been achieved in the past few years is amazing. I always like to ride Pira Tava’s motorcycle out into the entire EPV area and watch the progress on site. This is completely different from obtaining information from a distance from Germany. It is very important to be here on site. In any case, we do not regret that we are already living in El Paraiso Verde, we love it and feel good. Every day is a new adventure and we are in contact with some people who will also be coming here soon. As soon as the new houses are ready, the newcomers will, in my opinion, go in quick succession.

Many thanks again to you and the entire Reljuv team. You are doing a great job. Unfortunately we cannot put everything into words, but I think that you can feel for yourself how well we are here.

Warm greetings

Stefanie and Sebastian with children

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