One would assume our biggest challenge in creating a women and children’s community educational center and playground in La Carpio would be raising funds; however, as it turns out, security of the property in this impoverished neighborhood has become an issue. Last week, one of our buildings was broken into and tools were stolen. This just confirms the desperation of the local people and teaches us that we need to make security a priority.
On a lighter note, we were able to raise the remaining $3000 to buy out the third, and final, building to complete our vision for the women and children’s center and in addition, we received a generous donation of $4000 USD from GP Service, a local Costa Rican company, for the construction of the playground area.
This week, we will be tiling the floor of the second building, which means it is almost ready to be fully utilized! With the help of Morron Design, a local architect firm, we are drawing up the plans both for the play area and the third building. Our vision is to connect all three buildings, centering around the play area. As soon as we have the final blueprints we will post them on this blog.