San Ramón is a lively Costa Rican city of almost 11,000 people, but the greater San Ramón area has a population closer to 40,000. It is located northwest of the capital, San Jose. Costa Rica has a population of 4.8 million, and many of these people are immigrants from Nicaragua who fled their homeland during wartime in the 1980s. Roughly 21.7% of the population lives in poverty (The World Bank).
The Community Action Alliance of San Ramon, Costa Rica, is an officially recognized organization. Education Equals Hope began working with the CAA in 2016; E=H raises funds for the CAA’s Educational Scholarship Program. Students in the program attend one of ten schools in and around San Ramón.
CAA Newsletter, how your funds benefit locals in Costa Rica. (download) PRO_CostaRica.Newsletter2017