In June 2013, 12 new initiatives presented their development projects to the Osa Community Support Fund (FACOSA). The fund will disburse $12,000 dollars to 4 projects in two different communities. Funding was raised 25% through donations collected in Globalgiving, 25% by other donations raised by the Corcovado Foundation and a 100% matching fund provided by the Interamerican Foundation.
The first project promoting rural tourism in the community of Rancho Quemado will support existing efforts to allow the local population to participate in the tourism economy and become self-sufficient.
A second project in Rancho Quemado will promote sports activities and family interaction and entertainment, for the health of the community.
The third grant is for the development of a woman’s group in the town of El Progreso that will empower them, for the betterment of their families and neighborhoods.
The last project will build a potable, drinking water, system that will vastly improve the lives of the people in El Progreso.
The people who will be helped by these initiatives must provide a counterpart of man hours working directly on the projects or by doing work that helps the whole area, such as reforesting watershed lands or reclaiming pasture land. The funding for all of these communal efforts will be terminated by December 2014, so more resources will need to be raised.
Your ongoing support through Globalgiving will help us fund projects that will have a direct impact on the quality of life of the local communities.
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