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10 June 2019
La Cruz, Costa Rica
Throughout the province of Guanacaste, teen pregnancy is among one of the difficulties facing the region, but collaborative efforts in La Cruz are working to reverse the trend. From expanding access to birth control t...
26 March 2019
Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, the organization Cepia has started Girls Clubs in nine different neighborhoods and are teaching young girls, ages 8-12 about female empowerment, safety, and how to report crimes. In the area...
21 March 2019
Paraíso, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
An environmental organization called Restoring Our Watershed, led by a team of ecologists from around the globe, has helped ranchers reforest riverbanks to better preserve their land over the past four years. Rancher...
21 February 2019
Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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It is not uncommon for senior citizens to face mobility issues, but a clinic in Guanacaste is working to "boost mobility for senior citizens and, along with it, their independence and safety." The program, which atten...
18 February 2019
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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At Enrique Baltodano Hospital healthcare providers are working on improving patient experiences by implementing patient-centered care. From making surgery preparations more enjoyable for children to offering an array ...
21 January 2019
Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In 1976, the Costa Rican city Hojancha preserved only 2% of its land as forest, and as a result their water supply (the Río Nosara river basin) dried up from the lack of vegetation. Sixteen years into the crisis, two ...
20 December 2018
Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Costa Rica
When a people in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz realized that their beaches were home to sea turtle eggs, they took action to protect the species by joining together. What started as a neighborhood effort to patrol the beache...
8 November 2018
As teachers at schools in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica begin their second month of strikes, several NGOs are stepping in to offer lesson plans and cafeteria meals to students who would otherwise be out of schoo...
3 November 2018
Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, a non-profit is donating IUDs to women, acknowledging that the lack of access to contraception and family planning services is part of a cycle of poverty for many women and fami...
2 October 2018
Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
A non-profit clinic in Guanacaste offers free mental health care to children in the region. The group makes it easy to access services—an old system was only available monthly—and keeps data on diagnoses to better ser...
25 September 2018
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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The Tamarindo Integral Development Association (ADI) has achieved success in a seemingly mundane task: taking charge of vacant lots. The ADI first borrowed use of vacant lots to start a farmers market and a soccer sch...
18 September 2018
Nosara, Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, a group of volunteer firefighters use donated equipment, gear, and their own cell phones to fill in a big gap in emergency services. More residents are now accustomed to calling them directly for fires ...
La Voz de Guanacaste
10 September 2018
Nosara, Costa Rica
Nosara, a district in the Costa Rican region of Nicoya Peninsula, is being overcome with trash after the Nicoya City Hall closed the local dump. Because local officials have been slow to act, citizens have had to take...
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