Costa Rica Orosi Valley
In ________ of 2015, I will join a group of volunteers to Costa Rica on a mission to help preserve the natural beauty of the Orosi Valley, where rapid urbanization has already caused serious problems in the rainforest ecosystem.
I will be immersed in the community of El Yaz, an agricultural community that is struggling to make ends meet, as even access to low paying jobs are rare. The community is seeking volunteers like myself to help institute programs that will defend the natural and cultural wealth that has given so much life to the Orosi Valley. I will be a part of a team of volunteers and Costa Ricans that will facilitate environmental education, reforestation, water preservation, preservation of land through land purchase, and various cultural preservation activities. The strategy is to encourage local inhabitants to practice efficient stewardship over the remaining forests. In this way, the local inhabitants can prosper by using the local environment to their economic advantage in a more sustainable way.
The project I will be working on centers around organic farming. This type of activity is incredibly important as Costa Rica now has the highest rate of stomach cancer in the world. Many farmers haven’t been educated properly as to how to use or not use chemicals, so my work will center on organic agriculture, sustainable development education, medical herbs, reforestation, permaculture and other projects which will directly benefit the community.
By making a pledge on my behalf, you are supporting global sustainability projects on a local level, and contributing to a greater world of understanding and awareness.
My goal is to raise at least $____ this year. Over 85% of your contribution goes directly to the programs. Please help me reach that goal with your pledge. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your tax records. I appreciate your consideration in sponsoring me. Your support, no matter what the amount, is deeply appreciated. You can donate online, by clicking the link below.
Click on this link to help support me in my efforts to aid a community trying to achieve self-sustainability:http://www.globeaware.org/sponsor-volunteer-vacationer
Globe Aware, a non-profit volunteer organization, is leading and organizing the program. Upon my return, I will send out a brief recap of the volunteer experience to all my sponsors. Thank you in advance for your support. Please call me if you have any questions or comments about this program. I can be reached at ___________phone number.