Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
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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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​www.lrff.org
Project Leader:
Matthew Lee
Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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