Apart from employing one field officer in Paraguay, we do all this on an almost entirely voluntary basis – all our language teachers other than Sarah are volunteers, and all our UK administration is voluntary. The only money spent in the UK is on the printing and postage of our newsletters, and otherwise every penny goes to Paraguay.


We are immensely grateful for any donation –


£10 pays a month’s fees for a student at the Santa María Institute.
£40 pays a month’s fees for a scholarship student at the Universidad Católica.
£40 pays our harp teacher for a day’s teaching.
£85 pays the Key exam fee with Cambridge English Language Assessment.


Donations can be made in several ways.  To make a direct bank transfer please email  and we will send you full details, or you can send a cheque, including CAF cheques, to the Hon Sec.:

Catherine Brady

2 Beck Crescent
LE11 2UT

smeflogoIf you would prefer to make a donation by credit or debit card, or if you are making a donation in a foreigh currency, we now have an online donation facility, courtesy of the BT MyDonate scheme. This is operated by BT and ensures that all the money you donate goes straight to us at SMEF – with the one exception that if you donate using your credit card, your credit card company will take a small commission.


Click on the palm tree to go straight to our page on BT MyDonate.