Yorkín is a remote jungle village of indigenous BriBri people, located in the southern most region of Costa Rica, right along the border with Panama. The indigenous tribes of Costa Rica represent some of the poorest in the county —they are ignored by the government and receive little assistance or support. The people of Yorkín, however, are actively striving to rise above their adverse conditions to create a better life for themselves and a brighter future for their children. Through the assistance of a local and international NGOs, USA non-profits, and churches; an ecosystem of partnerships have been formed in working with STIBRAWPA – the women’s village association, toward becoming a self-sustaining and self-supporting community, through the means of eco-tourism, improved environmental practices, and advanced opportunities for education.
Members of the Yorkín Team will have the unique and rare opportunity to travel into the tropics, ride up the river in a dug-out canoe, and hike into a jungle village, where they will have an experience of community, service, simplicity, and blessing unlike any other.
Partner with Costa Rican agencies that serve the most marginalized and forgotten indigenous communities of the Talamanca Region.
Continue the work of building community and women’s project infrastructure started since 2006.
Assist in the making repairs to Community Hut and improving landscape of Women’s Association Project grounds.
Building bathrooms for sister women’s project in Guabo Panama, right across the river from Yorkin Project.
Incarnate the “body of Christ” by living in community with team members and local villagers.
Demonstrate God’s love through acts of social service.
Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s heart and passion for marginalized rural communities.
Gain a deeper sensitivity to God’s gifting and call upon your life.
Estimated Trip Costs:
$1.700 per person (10 days)
Includes travel, lodging, food, transportation, and project cost contribution
Additional project costs need to be raised. Suggested donations of $300 per person.