Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The expressed mission of Pura Vida Village, is as a transparent benefit corporation with an allied not-for-profit community foundation, - The Village Foundation - dedicated to making our endeavor not just profitable, but meaningful for all involved.
The dynamic combination of a mission driven benefit corporation and a partner foundation, working with both local and international non-governmental organizations, as well as related business and educational institutions, as co-creators of a happy village, within a successful, regenerative community, is powerful.
We seek to actively engage our neighbors in a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.
We, as a stakeholder benefit corporation, will work with the The Village Foundation to orchestrate the delicate balancing act of natural conservation, community empowerment and economic development.
Projects include school and housing construction, recycling projects, clean energy solutions, clean water projects, permaculture projects, work with local artisans, educational projects with local youth, and health related projects.
The Village Foundation will serve all the people of the province of Limon by:
1. Creating a local board reflective of the community
2. Acting as grant-maker to support board selected development projects
3. Working to improve the quality of life in our community
4. Building a capital endowment to sustain the effort
5. Assisting in bringing indigenous peoples from the Western Hemisphere to the area
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived,
and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.