Accomplishments

(Note: List hasn’t been updated in four years. We’ll be doing that soon!)

  1. Taught 8,968 hours of English to over 500 students in 5 different rural schools.
  2. Donated 10 computers and a printer to the elementary school in Cocles.
  3. Bought and installed ceiling fans for the students and teachers in the Cocles school.
  4. Donated 25% of the money necessary to build the beautiful new school in the extremely remote location of Alto Katsi.
  5. Donated the greater part of the money necessary to rebuild the entire roof, purchase and install ceiling fans, purchase a new water pump and rebuild the bathrooms at the elementary school in Hone Creek.
  6. Volunteered over 200 hours in the Hojancha CEN / CINAI where hundreds of families receive healthy, nutritional food from the government on a monthly basis and where their children learn about nutrition and healthy habits.
  7. Paid for and administered the treatment for 30 children in Alto Katsi who were suffering from leishmaniasis, which is a horribly disfiguring disease caused by skin-eating parasites.
  8. Volunteered over 19,000 hours working with sea turtles.
  9. Built over 20 cages for injured wild animals.
  10. Helped to provide treatment to over 50 injured animals.
  11. Helped build 2 sea turtle hatcheries.
  12. Donated $5,000 for the publication of hundreds of thousands of books distributed throughout Central and South America to help children learn about conservation.
  13. Helped build over 10 kilometers of trails and helped to maintain a countless number of others.
  14. Provided 550 hours of art instruction.
  15. Planted almost 4,000 trees.
  16. Volunteered nearly 200 hours to help care for endangered iguanas.
  17. Logged almost 200 hours of beach cleaning.
  18. Volunteered 11,508 hours working with community development projects, including our work in Bambu on the indigenous reservation in the Talamanca region.
  19. Built an organic farmer’s market in Bambu:
  1. Working with the local residents to find creative and sustainable ways to help them economically
  2. Employing 10 local residents to construct the buildings
  3. Providing training to residents if they wanted to learn new skills
  4. Providing seed money to each and every family who wanted to participate, but did not have the money to get started
  1. Built and maintained chicken cages to ensure residents of an underprivileged, rural nursing home have a sustainable food source.
  2. Added 40 children to the list of those families without income who receive monthly food baskets, and for whom funds are saved in case of some sort of disaster or emergency.
  3. Helped to build a training facility in Guanacaste for monkeys so they could learn which power lines and cables are life-threatening.
  4. Sponsored 10 holiday events for more than 1,200 kids.
  5. Sponsored a Summer Camp three different years for 300 kids.
  6. Provided emergency supplies to over 35 families affected by terrible floods.
  7. Painted:
  1. A church
  2. Sea turtle volunteer lodge
  3. Elementary school
  4. High school
  1. Provided a workshop to 20 community members to assess environmental, economic and social benefits/impacts in host communities (thanks to Auburn University, Georgia).
  2. Performed an in-depth, 6-month feasibility study for a community center in the town of Hojancha in Guanacaste. (Marie-Charlotte Guyot, 2009)
  3. Performed a study of the positive and negative influences of tourism on the livelihood of the Bribri tribe in Costa Rica (Sanne Buis, 2012)

… and this is just to name a few.

On behalf of everyone, thank you for your generous support!

Casa Milagro Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) registered with the IRS of the United States. All donations are tax deductible.