Transportation for a Rural Orphanage in Costa Rica

by The Community Action Alliance Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified


Children from Hogarcito San Ramon orphanage currently walk 45 minutes each way to/from public school daily, regardless of weather, on a two-lane road without sidewalks. Children who require medical treatment are transported by taxi to facilities that are often an hour away, and the orphanage relies on donations to cover these transportation costs.The amount of money needed to purchase a vehicle is far beyond their means.

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According to law, a caregiver must accompany a child walking to school. But because the school schedules are staggered by grade, only one or two children are escorted at a time. As a consequence, the equivalent of a full-time caregiver is removed from the orphanage every weekday.


A vehicle will ensure safe transportation for students and return a caregiver to the orphanage. A vehicle will also provide reliable transportation in medical emergencies. It will support consistent school attendance and contribute to the children's health.

Long-Term Impact

A vehicle will provide safe, reliable transportation for the children at the Hogarcito San Ramon Costa Rica.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

The Community Action Alliance

Location: San Ramon, Alajuela - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
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Project Leader:
Nancy Sperry
San Ramon, Alajuela Costa Rica

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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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