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Our alliances have been instrumental to our having been able to help more… if you would like to form an alliance with us, we are happy to discuss it with you!

Centro Transformar-  Colombia-Mexico-Costa Rica  Elsa Vanegas, Founder

On October 5 th 2017, our community was hit very hard by the tropical storm Nate. By the end of the same month, the SCCR had allied with Centro Transformar in order to provide one year of free Bach Flower Essence workshops at our Center’s headquarters (La Casona) in order for community members to learn to use this type of therapy to heal from the trauma associated with so much loss. Both Centers continue to communicate and share valuable information regarding the benefits of this type of complimentary energy medicine-

For more information copy this link onto your web :  Proyectos – Centro transformar

Kioscos Socioambientales, is part of the University of Costa Rica, aims to “encourage the strengthening of rural community organizations through processes that allow the collective construction of alternatives to socio-environment conflicts.” Their work with the community of Guacimal and the Sustainability Center from 2014-2018 included educational activities on topics of agroecology and gender perspectives in agricultural societies. 


Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud (Ministry of Culture and Youth) was our main sponsor for our radio Comunicadoras Para El Buen Vivir project in 2019-2020. Their Puntos de Cultura program provided funding so that working collaboratively, we could to teach and inspire the collective voices of women through radio. An all-female radio group called Radio Andante formed. Since then, this group of women get together to share, learn and support one another.

–         Learn more by watching the project’s video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3hZfpwC5Xk

Connect with the Comunicadoras: www.facebook.com/comunicadorascomunitarias

Dr. Thomas Shahady of the University of Lynchburg collaborated using his scientific expertise since the beginning of the movement in 2013 until 2022 to protect the Veracruz River years ago. During some time, he also worked to enable community access to science in order to protect and ensure their access to clean and sufficient water through a community water laboratory called AguaVida, which is not currently active.

RedESS, the Social Economy Network of Solidarity in Costa Rica (RedESS) was born in 2013 after the national meeting of organizations entitled National Meeting on Social Solidarity Economy: Alternative Economies for the Common Good. Currently, about 50 organizations participate: Associations, Collectives, Networks, Small cooperatives, Civil Societies, Foundations, organized groups and people interested in building together alternatives in solidarity for the common good. The Center continues to build bridges with the help of RedEss to achieve an economy that benefits more people.

Stephanie Rearick, Founder of Mutual Aid Networks.  “(MANs) is a new type of network cooperative creating means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community. Through the HUMANs (Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks, formerly the Main MAN), a global umbrella cooperative, all pilot sites and members share their tools, experiences, and resources. Together we demonstrate that the economy is what we make it.” You can read more on their website www.mutualaidnetwork.org 

Alliances Puntos de Cultura Radio project