Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

$2,083 $0
Raised Remaining
May 23, 2011

The Gaping Holes

Elias in typical Maleku dress (made from trees)
Elias in typical Maleku dress (made from trees)

The cooperation between La Reserva Forest Foundation and the Maleku is bearing fruit. Soon planting will begin in the biological corridor along the Rio Sol which you can read about in the Rio Sol update. The rains are beginning which ensures the survival of the young trees being put into the ground. The beginning of the rains also means that tribal gatherings, ceremonies, and meetings need a space that’s protected from outside elements. 

The last time I was in Costa Rica I stepped into the old rancho building to see the gaping holes in the roof which have been partially covered with plastic. It was clear that the walls were none too stable either, the need for a new structure was apparent. It amazes me that a new rancho can be built for less than $2,000 (try that in the US!) The plan calls for building it in the old way, using natural, sustainably harvested forest materials. The project will provide work for people in the community as well as giving them a usable meeting space. We can’t do it without your support, please donate today.



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Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Map of Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica