Homes of Hope built its first house in Costa Rica in 2009 and has been building more each year since. To date we have built 100 homes.
This year we plan on building 40 homes for poor and needy families in the capital of San Jose.
Costa Rica is also one of the first countries in which Homes of Hope has utilized an alternative form of construction called "ICF" which uses foam blocks that are later filled with cement. In addition to being cheaper to construct, this type of building method creates houses that are more weather-resistant in wet climates.
We understand that building a home for a family in need plays only one small part in transforming a community. After the process of building a Homes of Hope home, follow-up is engaged through YWAM and the local church. We continue to minister to the children through youth camps and retreats, and also personally work with the families. Additionally, we work with other ministries within the community who are tackling other serious issues such as human trafficking, children at risk, and the need for dental/medical clinics. All these parts come together to grow a community of hope for a brighter future for all.