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Pave the Road

$535 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 33 months
My children, Joella, Jesse and I moved to Costa Rica four years ago to fulfill a goal.  We wanted to live a  carbon neutral lifestyle in a healthy natural  environment.  


The first three months in paradise we reached our goal. We shopped locally at the organic market, hung our cloths to dry, took the bus, played outside and participated in community activities.


But then we began getting sick from the dusty roads. We realized that 95% of the children in the area (Southern Nicoya Peninsula), more then 1500 children had been diagnosed with chronic asthma, allergies, lung infections, skin infections, and eye infections. 


Pave the Road is a non-profit organisation helping kids breathe clean air in their open air school where road dust is a health hazard.


We love the children and the people of Costa Rica. We are one family.  We want to help because we have the resources to do so.  We have the power to make a difference. 


There are more then 4000 vechicles that pass in front of the Santa Teresa school daily making big clouds of dust! Families on motorcycles and quads are in fatal accidents from the "white-out" effects of the road dust.    Kids are sitting in their classrooms full of road dust, getting sick.


We need your help!!!  This campaign has been created to support the 250 children that go to the Santa Teresa school.  The funds will be used to buy road building materials to make the road like base and subbase aggregates and asphalt.


The Pave the Road project is partnered with Green Pavement Company  which uses recycled plastic from landfills to make, scientifically proven better, longer lasting roads.  


We have worked for a very long time on this goal and we will not give up.  We will continue to move forward and be victorious for the children and the community.
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Hi Folks, Update!!! we have reached our goal and have collected 6 tons of recycled plastic bags!!! Here is a day in the life of Pave the Road, giving out masks and collecting plastic waste.
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Hi Folks, Quick update. We met with the government of Costa Rica (MOPT) and they have agreed to allow us to use an asphalt plant in Guanacaste to mix the plastic with the asphalt!
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Dear Friends,

The Pave the Road Fundraiser successfully raised $2005.00! The money was used to relocate the recycled plastic to the new holding station because our warehouse in Paquera was sold. The remainder of the funds will go towards the cost of the aggregates for the base and subbase material. Thank you for caring <3
Kids from the Santa Teresa school
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Hey guys, we wanted to create this online campaign so that you can participate and help us reach our goal. If you are coming to the Red Carpet fundraiser at the Alta Hotel in San Jose, we will see you there!

Tonight at the event we will be giving away over 30 valuable prizes like helicopter tours, airline tickets, resort stays, paintings, horse tours, jewelry and more. By donating tonight between 7:00 and 11:00 Costa Rica time you will automatically have a chance to win!

Good luck and thank you for your donation.
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$535 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 33 months
Created December 8, 2015
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Slav Nikolov
31 months ago
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Keep up the fight

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Zoe Rowe-Watson
31 months ago
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Thank you Kelly !

JE
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John Ettinger
31 months ago
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I commend you for taking the needed initiative. I lived in Costa Rica for 10 years and am fully aware of the problem that the CR Government continues to neglect. Good luck with your project. I posted this on my facebook page to raise awareness. I have hundreds of American friends who either live full or part time in CR. I promise to do what i can to help. I wish you great success and will follow you.

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Paul Harrison
33 months ago
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Worth every single dollar !!!!

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