Charity doesn’t Costa thing
Lyn Hughes’ article on Costa Rica [ February 2018, issue 183] brought back memories of the month I spent there in 2002. I volunteered with the charity Casa Alianza (now Compass Children’s Charity), which works with children who live on the streets in Central America.
I arrived in late September, in what the Costa Ricans called the ‘green season’. Every afternoon the heavens would open and there’d be torrential downpours. But, like Lyn, I saw both baby turtles and turtles laying eggs at Tortuguero, as well as monkeys and sloths in San Antonio.
I also visited Casa Alianza projects in Nicaragua, and what stays with me is the memories of talking to the kids on the streets and meeting workers who, every day, offer them a lifeline. I have supported Compass ever since. Diane Parkes, via email