Miravalles's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2016

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.
  • 1,093 children improved their academic performance through tutoring 482 students strengthened their critical thinking and literacy through reading programs 152 caregivers participated in Creative Parenting training and
  • 134 in educational workshops
  • 786 children and 30 local leaders participated in dengue fever prevention campaigns
  • 134 children learned about child rights, signs of child abuse and the importance of immunizations
  • 2,088 community members participated in monitoring the health of children
  • 125 mothers participated in workshops on family planning, vaccinations and healthy child rearing 7 years running the Local Childhood Network, which helps children strengthen their life skills
  • 152 caregivers learned about positive parenting through workshops

Explore Miravalles

current conditions

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

The needs in Miravalles

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Miravalles,  is in Phase 1

PHASE 1: Building the foundation

With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.