Hope Center Costa Rica
What was once a coffee plantation became a refugee settlement when thousands of people fled for their lives during the 1980’s civil war in neighboring Nicaragua. As refugees, basic supplies like water, food, electricity and shelter were not immediately available to them. So a church was planted 25 years ago to help alleviate the all too evident needs of the community now known as Costa Rica’s largest slum, Rincon Grande de Pavas.
With very little in resources, the church made an impact but was constantly struggling with the overwhelming needs. In 2012, Hope Partners International adopted this initiative and built on the foundation that had already been laid. A new Hope Center was born with a transformational strategy designed to not only provide rescue for those immediate needs but also to equip each child with the tools to impact the world for Christ.
We believe that most of the extreme poverty that’s in the world is invisible. You can’t see it from a road. You can’t drive into it. You have to walk into it. In this video, we will give you a little bit of a glimpse of how our families live in the Pavas district of San Jose, Costa Rica. We hope that our kids can see that they do have a better future with us. At Hope Partners, we walk with the mom, we walk with the kid, we walk with both of them.
Costa Rica Summer Internship
The Hope Center in San Jose, Costa Rica serves hundreds of students currently living in extreme poverty. Although our application period is over, you can still visit our Internship page and see what it’s all about. If you’re interested in an internship for the summer of 2024, bookmark our website and comeback in the Fall of 2023.