Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

$2,083 $0
Raised Remaining
Sep 24, 2012

Rebuilding to Rebuild the Community

Cruz Castro, president of the Tribal Council
Cruz Castro, president of the Tribal Council

Rancho Bienvenido is a unique project. It's aim is simple - to create a place for the community-run MalekuTribal Council to use for their development and future prosperity. 

The other day, I went to see the old Rancho with Roberta on a routine inspection of our projects at the Maleku reserve. The Rancho stands centrally within the village, burnt in a fire earlier this year, it remains a great shell, a powerful symbol of the potential of a people. As I toured the village, it became clear that there was really nothing but a football field for the community to call their own. 

With the generous donations we have received so far, we are on our way towards our goal of $2000 to rebuild the ranch. The need is there, the desire is there - we could even construct it in a long weekend. We thank you for your support and interest as we search for the remaining funding. 

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Traditional ceremony
Traditional ceremony
Sole technology and the Maleku
Sole technology and the Maleku



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Project Leader

Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where is this project located?

Map of Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica