Miravalles

Celebrate with Miravalles

Miravalles's Community is graduating

In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!


With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Miravalles has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

This community is located in one of the poorest regions of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. The area is home to roughly 26,000 people. There is a tropical climate, with a rainy and a dry season, and the region has many rivers. Most families farm and depend on rain for their crops. In recent years, however, the dry season has gotten longer and more intense, with extended periods of drought each year.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Miravalles has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Miravalles has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
 
  • 53.5% of children could read and understand the material by grade 6 in 2017 increasing from 28.2% in 2014.
  • 536 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 5 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 1 child parliament is empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 6 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 28 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 455 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 11 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities               
  • 1,326 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication

Explore Miravalles

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Miravalles has completed Phase 3 in 2018

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!