Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

 
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    May We Have Your Permission
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    Thanks to you this project was received it’s last donation to reach full funding last June. We received the final disbursement in August and, as I reported in the last progress report, when we gave Bienvenido the news he and his family jumped up and down on the porch, ready to go to work as soon as the disbursement...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 27 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    WE DID IT!
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and Founder
    Just wanted to share with you all the great success we saw last week during the Matching Day at GlobalGiving. We asked everyone to donate to the Rancho Bienvenido project and THEY DID! This project is now FUNDED!! Thank you so much everyone. I visited Bienvenido the following day after the project was funded and broke the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $2,083 from an original funding goal of $2,024!
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    The "Welcome Rancho"
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO/Founder
    This is “Rancho Bienvenido” translated to English, but it is also the name of the President and elder member of the Maleku Tribal Council, Bienvenido Cruz Castro. We met Bienvenido over four years ago when he told us of the Maleku tribe’s situation concerning the loss of their ancestral lands and their...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Almost There
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    We are almost there for funding on this project. I can’t tell you exactly until we receive the next month’s disbursement but many hundreds of dollars in donations to this project were received from the generous employees of Hewlett Packard here in Latin America. The photos in this progress report really tell the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    The Ultimate Gift
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - CEO and founder
    This project is one of our favorites at La Reserva Forest Foundation because it symbolizes the alliance we forged with the Maleku people in 2009. It was in October and we met in Palenque Tonjibe within the old rancho that this project is attempting to restore. Bienvenido Castro Cruz walked into the meeting wearing a bright...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Rebuilding to Rebuild the Community
    By - Robert Pearson - Executive Assistant
    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...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 2 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Protecting the Tribal Council
    By - Charlotte Hallaways - Executive Administrative Assistant LRFF/CR
    Without even the old rancho in which to meet, the Maleku Tribal council are struggling more than ever to meet and remain a united force. After the old ranch burnt down we hoped to have the new ranch built by June, but unfortunately we still lack the funds to do so. We continue to help the Tribal Council in every way we can...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Burning of the Old Rancho
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and CEO, LRFF
    I have new news concerning the old Rancho Bienvenido. I was out at Palenque Tonjibe in mid February to visit my friend Bienvenido Cruz Castro, for whom the rancho is named. As we sat on his front porch talking he asked if I’d noticed the old rancho when I walked by. Dumbly I said “no, why?” Bienvenido...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Great News for the Maleku Tribal Council
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and CEO, LRFF
    After a long wait and many obstacles the Maleku Tribal Council received their legal registration in January. They are now a nationally recognized organization. This means they now have the ability to apply for grants to implement the many community projects they've been planning. We attended a meeting last October conducted...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Welcome Ranch=Rancho Bienvenido
    By - Rebecca Bell - Executive Administrative Assistant-LRFF/CR
    We continue to work closely with the Maleku people for such as the Río Sol reforestation project. We are carrying out much valuable work involving this tiny tribe of 600, down from their initial 6000 members before the 19th century massacre of these indigenous people for their rubber trees during which time much of...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    It's a Win/Win Situation
    By - Kerry Smith - Freelance writer for LRFF
    It takes four workers only eight days to construct a $2000 town hall of natural, traditional supplies in the Maleku Reserve. Simple! Unless you happen to live in a rainforest. The Maleku tribe, who inhabit 600 hectares of that rainforest, are struggling to recuperate their ancestral territory--just under 3000...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 14 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    New Lease of Life for Rancho Bienvenido Project!
    By - Rebecca Bell - Intern- PA to Chief Executive of LRFF
    Having previously closed this project due to lack of funding, updates on Global Giving donations show that we had a lot more donations than we believed. Since March we have received many more donations that we were unaware of and subsequently are now able to reopen the project with many donors interested in having it...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $35 from an original funding goal of $2,024!
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    The Gaping Holes
    By - Mary Blizzard - Founding member of LRFF
    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...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Much Work To Do
    By - Mary Blizzard - Founding member of LRFF
    I was delighted to be able to take part in the kick-off to the cooperation between La Reserva Forest Foundation, Sole Technology, Inc. and the Maleku people. Working together, 35,000 trees will be planted along the Rio Sol which runs through the Maleku tribal land. The resulting biological corridor will transform the river,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    Sheltering Our Work
    By - Mary Blizzard - Founding member of LRFF
    The Maleku Tribal Council was formed as a legal entity to oversee the reforestation of Maleku native lands along the Rio Sol. You can read about the devastation visited upon these indigenous people in other places, but more importantly at this time is the fact that they are working together with LRFF to restore both their...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica posted a progress report
    THE WELCOME RANCHO
    By - Roberta Ward Smiley - Founder and President
    This is the translation of the “Rancho Bienvenido” project, but it is also the name of the Vice-President and elder member of the Maleku Tribal Council, Bienvenido Cruz Castro. We met Bienvenido over one year ago when he told us of the Maleku tribe’s situation concerning the loss of their ancestral lands...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica has received 1 donation
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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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?

Map of Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica