Help La Reserva Grow Forests, Costa Rica

 
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Jan 14, 2011

THE BIRTHDAY GIFT

Roberta and new iMac crowded by bed in office
Roberta and new iMac crowded by bed in office

Those of you who have donated to this project will know that I was able to buy a used, desktop iMac this past September. I cannot express how much the larger screen has helped my eyes not to mention productivity.

A few months ago I was interested in just how many hours I have logged on as founder and president of the La Reserva Forest Foundation. In the 5½ years since its inception I have worked almost 18,000, without pay, and much of this time is spent in front of the computer. To think that in 2004 I swore I’d never use a computer and now it is the most important tool I have for this work.

In November, for my birthday, my dear friends Carla Gomez and Nancy Holzheimer gave me a birthday party at a local restaurant. The BIG surprise came when I returned home! While we were having lunch they had the old double bed that smashed me up against the desk removed and replaced it with a nice, futon that folds out into a ¾ size bed. Look at the two accompanying photos and you will see how much more room I have in the office to receive clients and guests, plus roll all around as I work in my office chair. Please come into my office so that we CAN GET PLANTING!

I’m still using the old 2004 Mac PowerBook that sometimes has black band across the screen. Can you help me to finish upgrading my office? In July I will have a new intern coming from the UK to work as my administrative assistant for six months. I’d like to offer her a better laptop to use with my old desk, so that she can sit in here with me rather than out at the dining room table.

Planting trees is actually a very small part of the work we do, maybe 10% at most. The majority of our work is done through networking with all of you, our fabulous supporters, to receive donations and continue onward and upward. To be efficient we need new equipment sometimes.

Roberta on the new futon with plenty of room
Roberta on the new futon with plenty of room

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Organization

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
http://www.lrff.org

Project Leader

Roberta Ward Smiley

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where is this project located?

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