For our most recent Aventura, we traveled to live among the Bribri, a group indigenous to the Talamanca area of Costa Rica. Many Bribri people live below the poverty line, somewhere between modern western society and their traditional ways of life. Many of the younger Bribri prefer to identify with modern Costa Rican culture. One of our goals was to help inspire the youth to reidentify with their roots.
Along with several students from the local school, we traveled to San Jose to participate in the Feria Verde. We sold goods such as chocolate made by families in Sepecue, local medicinal plants, plantains, bananas, and t-shirts that read “We are Bribri”. We also attended another fair several days later to sell more of the goods. The money we raised will benefit the school.
Several of the students are planning to live in Oregon for two months to improve their English and learn about American culture. Currently, we are raising the funds to help make this trip possible. If you haven't already donated, any donations towards our goal of $2,000.00 would be greatly appreciated.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/amigos-de-oregon/#/