Since arriving on Thursday, March 21, the Bricks to Bread volunteers have been able to enjoy Costa Rica! We’ve been in Escazú, Zarcero, Ciudad Quesada, and much more! Yesterday, March 23rd was definitely a highlight. We visited Cristina and Laura’s Panaderia del Bosque in San Marcos de Cutris. They greeted us with fresh agua de […]
Deysi just graduated from a course on business management and access to credit offered by el INA (National Learning Institute) through the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica! She learned about project management, risks and available credit options for female entrepreneurs. This course has helped her build on her business model. Her goal is to open […]
Last week the volunteers for our 2019 Oven building trip had a meeting to begin to prepare for their March excursion to the Talamanca region in Costa Rica where they will be building an oven with the indigenous group Bribri. Bricks to Bread has made the following video for our volunteers to be better prepared […]
As we prepare for our March build, our youth volunteers are also getting ready. This weekend, they started getting ready for their pretzel fundraiser. These boys first fundraiser is off to a great start! These wonderful young men are so thankful for everyone’s hard work. We had two amazing days of pretzel baking. 10 volunteers […]
Two weeks ago the Alvarado family, along with Laura and Christina, trekked down to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, Costa Rica. The plan was to visit the Bribri community to work on logistics for our upcoming March build. Two buses and a boat ride later we arrived in Barrio Escalantes where we were greeted by […]
La panaderia almendra is now open! Daysi has been hard at work with her new oven! For her first official bake she sold two pizzas and eight bags of breads! She is so grateful for all those who were involved and for those who have and continue to support her: “no tengo palabras para agradecer […]
Check out the second article The Tico Times posted about Bricks to Bread! The Tico Times is Costa Rica’s national newspaper published in English for all English speaking and ex-patriots. Pretty cool! That’s one sweet oven!
Our first annual Costa Rican Oktoberfiesta was 100% a success and TWICE THE FUN! Thanks to all of our wonderful guests who enjoyed hot pretzels 🥨 out of the oven, brats🌭 on a stick and locally sponsored beers 🍺 from Venn Brewery, Steel Toe, Fulton, Finnegan’s and Utiples. Special Thanks to the hosts: Angie & Mark Eilers, Emme Corbeil & Paul […]
Check out this video made by Jose Kietzmann, one of the youth volunteers on our 2018 July build! Thanks for the video Josie! Thanks to our amazing team of volunteers. Together we can make a difference, change lives and bring joy and happiness to our friends and neighbors.