World Vison has been supporting children in Costa Rica for more than 30 years. Costa Rica is a relatively better off country in Central America with a strong tourism industry and less social upheaval than in neighbouring countries. But some communities are left behind and wrestle with deep poverty. Our focus in these communities has been on education and child protection.
World Vision Canada’s support in Costa Rica is now phased out the country moves toward raising funds internally. Our work in 2016 supported families in the province of Guanacaste, one of the poorest regions in the country, and supported children of Afro-Caribbean descent on the east coast, a group historically given less attention by authorities.