Community Kitchen

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Community Kitchen
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Community Name: Costa Rica
Country: Costa_Rica
Volunteer(s) Name: D Barr
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Illinois
Funds community contributed: $1305.78
Percentage community contributed: 26%
Funds needed were: $3329.15
Funds requested were: $3654.15
PPCP #: 515-156
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Costa_Rica 2009 (4).
A Court For Change, Community Kitchen, Cultivating Responsibility, What Do You Do When the Water Runs Dry? Build a New Holding Tank.
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Other Projects in Costa_Rica (13).
A Court For Change, Community Kitchen, Community Recreation Area, Cultivating Responsibility, Elementary School Improvement, Enhancing Education through Technology, Increased Educational Opportunity, My Life My Rights Woman Workshops, School Perimeter Fence Construction, Self Empowerment Girls Conference, United Women for Development Conference, What Do You Do When the Water Runs Dry? Build a New Holding Tank.
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Info about the Community Kitchen


A community in Costa Rica is searching for funds to complete construction of a community kitchen. The kitchen will serve as a cultural activity focal point to be used by multiple community groups such as the education committee, the sports committee, the church, and ASOMOBI (Women’s Coffee Cooperative). The community will use this space to serve food during soccer games, dances, funerals, Costa Rican Independence Day celebrations, and many other community events. Moreover, the kitchen will serve as a source of income for the community, since community members will be able to sell food to visitors during soccer games and holiday celebrations. Thus, this community kitchen will help to provide funding for other community infrastructure projects in the future.

In March, a group of American volunteers from two separate churches in California laid the foundation for the construction of the building, and laid several layers of bricks. Currently the building remains partially constructed- it is missing a roof and several layers of bricks. Through the Peace Corps Partnership Program the community hopes to complete the construction of this community kitchen. The community is able to provide funding for 26% of the material costs, but it requires assistance in financing the remaining costs.

In summary, as numerous local groups utilize the community kitchen, it will help unite the community through a wide range of cultural activities, and serve as a means of generating income for future community projects.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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