EMPOWERING LEADERS IN RURAL COSTA RICA TO BE AGENTS OF CHANGE

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OUR MOTIVATION

We find it unacceptable that only 36% of donor-funded development projects are successful. (McKinsey-Devex 2011) We present a solution for sustainable community development. It starts with truly believing that people are the solution to their own poverty and giving them the confidence that they can create change.

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OUR STRATEGY

When faced with such systemic, deeply rooted issues, it is hard to see the forest from the trees. We engage communities in developing their own Clara Vista – a clear vision for the future. A vision they can stand by in the midst of all the rapid development surrounding them. 

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WHAT WE DO

We break down large aspirations into tangible tasks to instill confidence and inspire action. This work is summarized in a 5-year action plan that is revisited every 6 months. The Venado Community Center has become the platform for all of these community-defined initiatives and a hub for meetings and workshops.