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CRVolunteer : Make your mark

San Ramon, Costa RicaSan Ramon, Costa Rica
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We are a local organization native to Costa Rica. This unique characteristic allows us to identify the problems and needs of conservation, sustainability, and the development needs of the community first.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

we all decided to leave our mark impacting the people positively?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

San Ramón has a lot of rural areas where we started partner directly with local association who belong to a community which is affected by drugs, violence, unemployment and a lot of immigrants from Nicaragua. Some of this people don’t know how to read or write, so that makes people to have less possibilities for get a job, and they haven't received a controlled aid, so that created dependency from this help.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

CRvolunteer work together with the association given them the guidance, knowledge, training and the area for develop an educational farm. Through the production of organic compost and growing medical plants and crops that will help some people from this community for get some products that can be consumed for them self but also can be sell to locals’ restaurant. Also by volunteer programs and meaningful vacation, we expect people from everywhere in the world can visit the community and they can stay from 1 week up to 6 months. Those programs will allow the volunteer to share their knowledge, as well families or couple who would to get a different vacation in Costa Rica. Each program paid it, will generate an important income.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Unity is strength is our thought. i.e: We name our organization (CRV) and the association (ABT) At the beginning CRV decided to create volunteer programs and meaningful trips, looking for impacting the community in some way, but trough 1 year of working, CRV decided to partner directly with ABT. CRV has given them some guidance with the objective of creates an educational farm that will allow the ABT to grow different organic crops that can be consumed for himself or sell to the locals. One of the most important aspect for CRV is make of this activity something attractive for the future visitors like kids from schools, high school and tourists. So women from ABT will be able to share their experience about this sustainable process.