Women Forging New Paths in Costa Rica
Goal: $5,686 per year
About This Mission Project
Celia, a hardworking homemaker, lives in an economically depressed area rife with drugs and domestic violence. She felt that she had few options as a woman; her dreams were for a better future for her children.
Celia attended the Pastoral Care for Women courses on a scholarship. In the “Being a Woman is Wonderful” class, she learned that God values her, and that with God’s help she could face life’s challenges and even have her own dreams. In the second course, Celia learned valuable lessons on building healthy relationships with her husband and children. Her self-confidence has grown, her family relationships have improved and she is committed to help other women in her community.
- $68.25 provides a scholarship for one course.
- $136.50 provides a one-year scholarship, including both basic courses.
- $273 provides full scholarships for two women.
Mission Project Specifics
International Ministries seeks to raise $5,868 to provide 30 scholarships for women in Costa Rica to take two basic courses, “Being a Woman is Wonderful” and “Healthy Relationships,” over the course of a year. The purpose of the project is to provide training from a liberating Christian perspective for 30 women in marginal areas.
This project will be managed by IM missionary Sue Hegarty and by Rebeca Cascante, coordinator of Pastoral Care for Women in Costa Rica.
It is anticipated that this project will improve women’s self-esteem and promote healthy relationships in their families and communities.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Please pray with Sue, Rebeca and Pastoral Care for Women in Costa Rica that more women will receive the training and encouragement they need to break the cycle of violence.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Costa Rica/Hegarty/ Women Forging New Paths on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
Rebeca Cascante (left), coordinator of Pastoral Care for Women in Costa Rica, presents students with their certificates for completing a course. Graduations (part of the scholarship expense) inspire the women to continue growing in maturity and spiritually.