Uriel, and Abdelino with their mother, Hilda, and father, Danilo.
By Leslie Hernandez, CFCA Sponsor Services
Leslie Hernandez works for CFCA as a bilingual communications liaison in Sponsor Services. Read Leslie’s story of hope as she helped a family in Costa Rica realize their dream of building a dignified home.
I participated in a Costa Rica awareness trip last July with CFCA, and the experience changed my life.
I met Abdelino and Uriel, two brothers sponsored through CFCA, and fell in love with their family.
This family lives in poverty and struggles against great odds, yet they are happy and humble people.
Abdelino and Uriel live with their mother, Hilda, and father, Danilo, in a remote village east of the capital, San Jose.
Residents in this region have little or no access to potable water, electricity or paved roads.
The main source of employment in this area is a banana plantation that only offers seasonal jobs. In Limon, bananas and plantain are one of the region’s top sources of income. However, the banana plantation only offers seasonal employment that is never promised and provides a very low pay. Read more