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Heather in Costa Rica
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,000.00

My Message

Welcome to my fundraising page! I will be working with the Model Forest of Reventazon (http://imfn.net/reventazón-model-forest) in Costa Rica for a year. My position will include various aspects, including partnership building, facilitating discussions amongst stakeholders and engage in communications. Having worked for the Canadian Model Forest Network for the past year, I am particularly excited for this opportunity, to see how Model Forests are implemented and operating in another part of the world and hopefully share some knowledge and experiences and build new partnerships across continents. I am embarking on this journey through Cuso International, a not-for-profit organization based in Ottawa. Cuso's mission is to foster sustainable development in the developing world through knowledge and skills transfer. They achieve this by sending Canadian volunteers all over the world. In short, they send people rather than money! Your donation will help contribute to sending future volunteers overseas to help achieve Cuso International's mission and give someone a very unique professional and personal experience. Thank-you for your generosity! About Cuso International: Cuso International sends people rather than money – we are not an emergency aid agency. Our volunteers work on long-term, sustainable solutions, and live at the heart of the community they serve, on a similar allowance and in comparable accommodation to their local co-workers. Our volunteers come from many professional and personal backgrounds, from many ages, and from across Canada and the United States as well as from a number of developing countries in which we work. In spite of the obstacles facing them, people in every corner of the developing world are building better futures for their communities. Our volunteers work side-by-side with these committed citizens to make this positive change happen. They are matched to placements that meet the direct requests of our overseas partners. Lasting change requires not just a financial investment, but also a human investment. That’s why Cuso International shares skills, and changes lives. While there are many volunteer-sending agencies, one of Cuso International’s unique attributes is its role as the North American strategic alliance partner of VSO, a worldwide partnership of Voluntary Service Overseas organizations. This is the world's largest non-governmental development network that works through volunteers. It allows us to recruit from all over the world, and we can transfer the expertise, experience and ‘best practices’ of one country to another.

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Thank you to my sponsors:

JM donated $50.00
Nov 17, 2013 10:35 PM
Serge Harvey donated $20.00
Nov 13, 2013 9:55 AM
Nancy M. donated $50.00
Nov 3, 2013 9:17 AM
Robyn M. donated $100.00
Nov 3, 2013 9:15 AM
Bruce M donated $20.00
Nov 3, 2013 9:14 AM
Ron M donated $20.00
Nov 3, 2013 9:13 AM
Steve and Carolin donated $50.00
Nov 2, 2013 3:52 PM
Rodney M donated $100.00
Oct 29, 2013 11:03 PM
Joan M donated $100.00
Oct 29, 2013 11:00 PM
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