Costa Rica is at the beginning of a developmental leap. In recent years, the country has seen many foreign investments and has developed from an agrarian to a service state. The level of education is relatively high. However, the country faces multiple challenges. Many people work in precarious working conditions, with a rising social imbalance and an unemployment rate which remains high.
Kolping in Costa Rica
The National Association of Costa Rica has 83 Kolping members in 8 Kolping Families. The focus is laid on:
Where ingenuity is promoted
Besides programmes for further training in the field of agriculture, Kolping Costa Rica offers, above all, support for adults and young people. The self-confidence of the participants is strengthened through courses in jewellery manufacture, crafting of gift articles, sewing clothes or recycling of plastic waste. Strengthening the self-esteem is a vital precondition for a successful implementation of the participants’ projects and for being able to provide for themselves independently and permanently.