Building Beauty Together
The Costa Rican women's group Cresciendo Juntos (Growing Together) from Rio Celeste collaborated with the local youth group to submit a proposal to improve their community's image through repainting and restoring the community center and by creating a mural for its front-facing wall. In addition to improvements to physical infrastructure, lasting value will come from the increased collaboration between two dynamic community groups that will manage and monitor project implementation together.
"Before we did this project, the women's group had never had any visible success from the viewpoint of the town. Since doing the project, we have been recognized as a group more frequently by the town and even invited to participate in town meetings and help with bigger project." - Ana, Project Leader