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Fundación Horizontes / Horizontes Foundation (Wanna Help! Campaign) is a private, non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to support and promote sustainable economic, environmental and social development.

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Wanna Help!

Let’s bring tourists back to rural communities!

Tourism is the motor of many rural communities in Costa Rica.  When COVID shut down tourism, entire local economies ground to a halt. Help us give family-run businesses what they need to restart the tourism engine in their communities.

When $1 is spent in rural community tourism, that dollar circulates and multiplies in the community, impacting many small family-businesses.  By training and promoting 17 rural families in two of the most culturally authentic and biodiverse regions in Costa Rica, we’ll be able to generate an impact across two regions rich in culture and nature.  

Your contributions and solidarity will be vital for the small family business to develop new capacities and find new opportunities to grow.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Our Goal

Our goal is to bring solutions and business opportunities to 17 rural families in two of the most culturally authentic and biodiverse regions in Costa Rica.  The COVID emergency has been hard on everyone, especially, on our rural communities.  

We are uniting efforts to help families re-build their small businesses with new communications tools and strategies, business capacities, and key basic infrastructure to restart their operations under challenging conditions such as COVID-19. 

Your contributions and solidarity will be vital for the small family business to develop new capacities and find new opportunities to grow.

Let’s bring tourism back to rural communities!

In Costa Rica we are well known for our nature, biodiversity, and most of all for our people. At Fundación Horizontes we are working with small family businesses to help them re-build their main source of income… tourism.  

We need to help families re-build their small businesses with new communications tools and strategies, leadership and business capacities, and key basic infrastructure to restart their operations under challenging conditions such asCOVID-19. We have analyzed their most urgent needs and we need your contributions to provide the resources for each family to reset and restart their jobs.

The first project we are supporting is located at the Osa Peninsula, in the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, which holds 2,5% of the world’s biodiversity. Caminos de Osa (The Osa Trails) is a local organization of families that have learned how to thrive through sustainable tourism.  They promote environmental conservation and development of rural communities through a tourism model that improves the quality of life, without compromising the integrity of the ecosystems.  

For the last five years these group of families have taken travelers through an exciting, authentic and life-changing experience immersed in the incredible rainforest.  Hiking, kayaking, and sharing with the locals and staying in their homes are some of the highlights of the trip.  They are now specialists in making people happy but unfortunately there are no travelers visiting.

Another project is located at The Northern Corridor of Costa Rica, an extraordinary cluster of landscapes that encompass active volcanoes, waterfalls, navigating rivers amongst pristine forests and wonderful tropical beaches. The local community Tourism Chambers are working on resetting this small scale, nature based, community driven destinations.

Within the touristic route, 2000 jobs and 270 small family businesses depend on tourism, taking adventure travelers from the northern lowlands all the way to the North Pacific beaches.  Besides the breathtaking landscapes, the one thing you truly treasure is the stories of the locals, full of pride, dedication, positivity, and hope for a better tomorrow.

COVID emergency has been hard on our rural communities, and we need your contributions to develop new capacities, and new ways in which development, business and tourism is carried out as soon as possible. At Fundación Horizontes we are committed with sustainable tourism as a way to enhance better livelihoods; our engagement and efforts are directed to the family-run businesses and rural communities, which are key to local prosperity.

Join us! 
With your support we can help families build their tourism businesses again.

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