Do you live in Costa Rica, Costa Ballena & Puntarena areas?
Are you are health conscious, care about access to quality food (organic, clean, bio degradable ...) and want to secure a safe access?
Do you care about helping local small businesses survive during this special time?
We can do it together. We are looking to extend a service created created by parents of the Life Project Education school to our wider community. We named it HELPCA.
What is HELPCA?
A community initiative to get safe access to quality produce and products to stay sane during this time.
Not for profit and community based, our focus is to strengthen our connection with our local small businesses during those times. A great way to keep our local producers engaged during this uncertain time.
Consolidating suppliers and demand, across Ferias (farmers market) and regions to :
1. Limit the number of people delivering to the same home for efficiency
2. Finding the best routes
3. Extend the access to further away community and new potential customers
We are carefully adding local producers who have been distributing in our local Férias and have created a catalog of products that will be delivered home or at a pick up place in Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal with limited to no contact options.
We are looking at expansion to Quepos and others cities as we get enough critical mass - about 10 households.
What products are available?
So far we have a catalog of 120 products.
Mostly vegetables and fruits that are either certified organic or without chemicals, super food like pollen, chia, tinctures, goat cheese and also Kombucha from Mama Jungla to name a few.
We are adding some every day and will fine tune the catalog to respond to local demand,.
How does it work?
We have an online central ordering form all members. This form is to be submitted by Wednesday night for delivery on Fridays.
Deliveries will either be in a pick up spot in Dominical, Ojochal and Uvita or delivered home depending on quantify and products.
We are working on creating routes and optimize for maximum amount of delivery.
We limit human interaction both at delivery and pick up.
How to join and support this initiative?
There are several ways to connect and support whether by ordering to support local small businesses, offering your healthy earthy products to the community or come help!
1. Become an ordering member
If is as simple as providing information about where you love, the delivery mechanism preferences and then sending you our current online document for you to fill in your order.
2. List your products
We have opened our catalog to organic, health and earth conscious suppliers from the Tinamaste, Uvita and Dominical ferias.
If you are looking to be added to the catalog, just submit below some basic information for our team to review and add you.
3. Willing to support or If you want to support volunteering
We are looking for :
Geo ambassadors to source and be the contact person for families and suppliers of the area.
Tech and logistic geniuses to develop the next iteration tools to enable us to adjust to demand and create optimal routes for families and producers
Communication wizards to keep our community, farmers up to date!
Dedicated space in Uvita, Dominical and Ojochal.
Let us know If you have a space you would like to offer for us to use for delivery or pick up.
We are 100% volunteer based and funded so far by donation from healthy lifers.
If you would like to be a donor, Please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org