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PUC Costa Rica 2020

Raised toward our $17,000 Goal
137 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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PUC Costa Rica 2020

Meet our Team!


¡Hola! We are PUC Costa Rica! Projects with Underserved Communities is a year-long program that provides engineering and social work students like us the opportunity to plan and implement a sustainable engineering design solution addressing community needs around the world. Our group consists of 7 dedicated students from both the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work.




The Project


This coming summer, our team will be traveling to the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. This region can receive up to 120 inches of rainfall per month during Costa Rica’s rainy season. As a result, the infrastructure in rural areas often cannot withstand these conditions and needs annual reconstruction. This is the case with the community soccer field in Lorena Village, home to about 300 families. Specifically, our team will be implementing a flood-proof sustainable drainage system to improve the longevity and robustness of the field so that it may serve as a community center for children and their families to connect with each other and enjoy Costa Rica's national sport.



Our Partners


In order to meet the needs and expectations of the Lorena community, we've partnered with the nonprofit organization Siempre Amigos. Siempre Amigos, founded in 2011, focuses on the mission to assist low-income families in the rural areas of Guanacaste, specifically in the improvement of poor living conditions. Close collaboration with Siempre Amigos is how we’ll learn about our community’s needs as we develop the soccer field.



We’ve committed to raising $17,000 to redesigning and restoring a soccer field and engaging with the community in Lorena. Any amount helps, so please consider donating today. We need your support to reach our goals! 


Gracias y PURA VIDA!

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The number of players on a soccer field at one time


Player of the Year

The soccer field we will be redesigning and restoring has an area of 6,313 meters squared.


Knowledge is Power

The literacy rate of Costa Rica is 97%!


Independence Day

Costa Rica gained independence from Spain in 1821!


Rainy Days

The Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica receives 70.8 inches of rain on average each year.


Green Nation, Great Nation

98.1% of Costa Rica’s electricity comes from sustainable sources.


Peace and Progress

In 1949, after their civil war, Costa Rica abolished its standing army and directed those funds towards education and health care.


May the Forest be with you

We will be in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, which is named after the national tree of Costa Rica. The tree can grow to be 25-35 meters tall.


You're a Lively One

Arenal Volcano is said to be around 5,358 ft high. This volcano is one of most known images associated with Costa Rica and features as one of the three peaks on their national flag.


La Media Naranja

In Costa Rica, couples call each other ‘La media naraja’ (the other half of the orange) as a term of endearment, and this is our halfway goal!


Climbing High

The highest peak in Costa Rica is Mount Chiripo, which reached a height of 12,530 ft.

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