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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica
World Vision in Latin America: Costa Rica 

Costa Rica, Spanish for ‘rich coast,’ is located on the Central American isthmus, and is widely recognized for its varied wildlife. Its beautiful landscapes are also filled with forests, mountains, beaches and rivers.

See the communities World Vision works with in Costa Rica:

1. Miravalles  Go to Communtiy page 2. Caribbean
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Update on the Zika Virus Outbreak

The spread of the Zika virus is causing great concern across Latin America and around the world, threatening the health of mothers, children and their communities.

World Vision is monitoring the situation and safety of communities we partner with, and working closely with local governments and international institutions to help where most needed.

Many communities are in urgent need of assistance to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Education and awareness about the virus, mosquito control, as well as preventive measures, including access to bed nets and repellants, and services for pregnant mothers are vital.

We will be providing more information as it becomes available.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Costa Rica 10/1000 78 Years 97% $6,260 92% 96% 19,729 4,659,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Over seven percent of Costa Ricans are unemployed
  • Over 15 percent of the population live below the poverty line
  • The sex tourism industry remains a major problem in Costa Rica
  • Many of the girls involved in sex tourism are as young as eight

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