Thanks to Rob Jones for your matching additional commitment of $500!!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OUR FACEBOOK CAMPAIGNS!! WE RAISED $3100 FROM 51 DONORS!! These donations have been added to this campaign.
Venado is experiencing new growth, changes, and challenges. Community members have shown their exciting entrepreneurial spirit, with the start of a new bakery, restaurant, and Ox Cart Tours. However, new growth has also brought rapid change. Attracted to the beauty and peace in Venado (that we all know and love!), several foreign developments are popping up around Venado, tripling their population in only a few years. We are concerned about the tremendous stress this will put on both their environment and their culture.
This holiday season we challenge you to not just give, but to invest. Our small business program is empowering locals to leverage tourism instead of being crippled by it. It supports their families, provides jobs within the community, and allows them to share Costa Rican culture with tourists. In this way, your gift is really an investment and will have a long-lasting impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.
With your generous donation, Clara Vista’s programs will support Venado in meeting change with resilience.
Thank you for your support!