The Bri Bri Aqueduct Project (Costa Rica)
We are so close to meeting our goal and ensuring safe drinking water for an indigenous Bri Bri community!
Help us raise the final funds to allow us to break ground in January 2017.
Nestled between the Panamanian border and the Caribbean Sea, Yorkin is a rural community reachable only by boat. It is home to the Bri Bri people, an indigenous community with whom Rustic Pathways has worked for more than 10 years. The Bri Bri Aqueduct Project aims to provide the Yorkin community with basic service that most of us take for granted: clean drinking water. The Rustic Pathways team in Costa Rica worked closely with community members to identify this most pressing need, and is proud to come to the community's aid in support of this project. The existing aqueduct was funded by the Swiss government over 20 years ago, but it is in need of serious upgrades before the community can return to drinking the water safely. It will cost upward of $25,000 to install new tanks and rebuild sections of the aqueduct. Access to potable drinking water is a basic human right. What can you do to help out the community of Yorkin?