Support for Local Communities

Since 2008 CASE groups have provided more than $64,000 in material and financial donations to the community based organizations with which we work.  These funds are in addition to the support we provide through payments for food and lodging while our groups stay with the community.  CASE has channeled more than $30,000 in additional funds from supporting schools, families, and individuals.  This means that more than $94,000 has been provided in direct community support during the last four years alone!  We believe that eco-tourism and service learning trips can be an important part of sustainable economic development for communities around the world and we work hard to put that belief into practice.  If you would like more information about CASE support of local communities in Central America or if you would like to suggest communities for support please contact us.

The following is a list of some of the projects CASE supports.  None of this is possible without the generosity and hard work of all the CASE service expeditioners.  Thank you!

  • General financial support of the STIBRAWPA association           Yorkín, Bribri Territories Costa Rica
  • New visitor lodges for the STIBRAWPA association          Yorkín, Bribri Territories CR
  • New bathrooms, showers, and 2 dining halls for the STIBRAWPA association   Yorkín, Bribri Territories CR
  • A new dugout canoe to transport visitors for the STIBRAWPA association       Yorkín, Bribri Territories CR
  • A new classroom for the Yorkín Elementary School          Yorkín, Bribri Territories Costa Rica
  • Visitor lodging for community ecotourism project            Guavo, Bribri Territories Panamá
  • A new community center            Sieykín, Naso Territories Panamá
  • New tin roofs for over 200 homes           Granada, Nicaragua
  • Approximately two kilometers of new roads        La Carpio, Costa Rica
  • Visitor lodging for ecotourism project          Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
  • A new dining hall for the Quebrada Arroyo Elementary School          Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
  • A new house for the elemantary school teacher              Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
  • Road and trail repair               Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
  • Trail repair and foot bridges            Yorkín, Bribri Territories Costa Rica
  • General financial support of COOPECAMPESINOS cooperative            Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
  • Refurbishment of visitor lodging                Quebrada Arroyo, Costa Rica
  • New community center (Usuré Benson)             Yorkín, Bribri Territories Costa Rica
  • New high school library               Yorkín, Bribri Territories Costa Rica