Mission to Costa Rica is our lifes work to reach Migrant Nicaraguan families in desperate circumstances through; assistance with food, child care, medicine, clothing/shoes, and education. We are a 90% give back mission which means we only use 10% of incoming resources for adminstrative costs. We are responsible to raise 100% of our operating funds. This website is here to share our journey and invite others to join us in reaching a forgotten people working relentlessly to escape unimaginable poverty and abuse. We actively advocate for these families, and their children. Here in Costa Rica they seek work to survive because of the upwards of 80% + unemployment in Nicaragua.
Currently we serve in a community west of Atenas, Costa Rica. We serve in the mountain regions where coffee is the primary economic driver. The annual coffee harvest brings Nicaraguan Migrants (most of whom enter illegally at their own risk) to search for work. The local population doubles because of the influx. These Migrants have no rights in Costa Rica, nor do they have access to any social services or support. During the harvest many Migrants bring their families to make enough money to help provide for the remainder of the year due to the low employment in Nicaragua. In the coffee fields the young children are often grouped together and left alone while the adults and older children work.
We have begun this mission to provide care for the young children who would otherwise be left alone in the coffee fields. We have opened a Pre School named "Pescaditos del Salvador" or "Little Fish of the Savior". The Pre School allows us to work with the Nicaraguan families by helping with early childhood education, daily care, and food for the children. In addition, we provide education for the mothers regarding child care and best practices. We have seen incredible growth year over year and the needs seem countless. We are very hopefull about what the future holds!
We are not here to tell people what to do, or what to believe. It is an honor to share the example that Jesus lived by reaching out to the poor, rejected, sick, and impoverished. As our relationships develop with those we serve, so do the opportunities to share the freedom we have in Jesus. It is an amazing blessing to walk alongside these families and share in the burdens of daily life. Assisting with the families physical needs provides the chance to share the reason we are here. We have seen that poverty brings a hopelessness that seems insurmountable, we can't imagine going through it alone!