Being a philanthropist and film producer from Paraguay, I had a lifelong dream to help the impoverished kids of my country, but I didn't exactly know how to start. On a scouting trip to Paraguay with my colleague Juliana Peñaranda-Loftus, we investigated different leads to figure out what we could do to help. We met with Paraguay’s Minister of Education, community leaders, school principals, and children from low-income families. Through research, we discovered the Recycled Orchestra, a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage.

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