In January, the CRUSA Foundation:

Reduced by 50% the electric bill of the Rural Aqueduct of La Fortuna de Casitas in Guanacaste

 The community aqueduct of La Fortuna de Casitas in Nicoya, Guanacaste, saved 50% of its electric bill as a result of the photovoltaic system installed with the support of the CRUSA Foundation and the Guanacaste Community Fund through the project “Conversion of 16 Asadas in Sustainable Organizations based on Energy Innovation”, carried out by CEDARENA (Center for Environmental Law and Natural Resources).

More than 50 families that make up this small Guanacaste community are the main beneficiaries of the improvements in their drinking water service.

This project is part of the efforts of the CRUSA Foundation to promote a renewable energy matrix, to support economic development in vulnerable areas and better management of community water at the national level.


 

Granted 50 transportation and food scholarships to the Professional Training Center CEDES Don Bosco (PTC)

Fifty students from the CEDES Don Bosco PTC will benefit from food and transportation grants thanks to CRUSA’s assistance to this training center for at-risk youth.

Annually, the PTC serves 150 youth who have deserted the traditional education system and live in vulnerable conditions. They choose between different training programs such as: Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Graphic Design, Metallic Structures or Industrial Maintenance.

The donation of these grants is part of the CRUSA Foundation’s Small Grants Program, which supports smaller scale initiatives aimed at promoting Costa Rica’s sustainable development, and that represent emerging strategic opportunities for the Foundation.


 

CRUSA financed English camps for 200 students through its support to the Peace Corps

In early January, 14 Jumpstart English camps for children in high-risk areas were carried out thanks to the financial assistance from CRUSA and Amigos of Costa Rica.

More than 200 children aged 11 to 12 attended these intensive camps in which they prepared to enter high school with a more robust base in English. These camps were financed as part of the CRUSA Foundation’s ongoing support for the outstanding work of Peace Corps volunteers in Costa Rica.
Also, an additional camp took place at the Triángulo de la Solidaridad, an area of extreme poverty in the northeast of San José. This was financed entirely by donors who made their contribution through the Amigos of Costa Rica platform.