Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica

Feb 7, 2012

Moving in the Right Direction

Crested Caracara Falcon a common siting in area
Crested Caracara Falcon a common siting in area

We are moving in the right direction with this project. Many generous donations were received during the month of December from employees at the Eli Lilly company. Thank you so much for caring about Omar and Miriam Quesada.

At Christmas time Omar and Miriam came to visit as they do almost every year. I was excited about the influx of donations and told them what had happened. Over 10% of the project’s total funding has been raised. I promised them that when we receive the disbursement from Global Giving for these donations we would pay them what has been received. It’s better for them to have whatever is available to date than have it sit in bank waiting for all of the funding before paying them.

School begins this week and the GlobalGiving disbursement will be here any day. The check we are able to write them will help Miriam’s daughter buy the necessary items for this years classes.

Thank you for your generous support and send this project around to your friends. They may agree with you, it’s a cause to be passionate about.

This orchid needs undisturbed forest to thrive
This orchid needs undisturbed forest to thrive
Hawk of the Quesada forest
Hawk of the Quesada forest



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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Project Leader

Roberta Ward Smiley

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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