Costa Rica Womens Charitable Association (CRWCA), under Costa Rica Law, starts candidates in their first 90 days as interns. This ensures selected candidates can work alongside their mentor and the women in their chosen business, learning the involved duties and responsibilities associated with it. Basic computer skills are taught to log in income and compile a list of all customers and participating vendors. During this time candidates are paid a basic salary.
After the first 90 days, it is established candidates want to continue in their chosen field. CRWCA then initiates full insurance from Caja of Costa Rica, paid holidays and, of course, salary. Advance training and English lessons continue to help candidates be well versed in communication skills with bilingual individuals and customers.
Between 5 to 9 months after commencement there are business incentives. These incentives are given to women who demonstrate exceptional customer service or increase revenue. Depending on the needs of the individual, it could be a bicycle, dentistry, or something for their children.
At the end of the third year the non-profit organization should be paid back regarding all expenses from each business. This way this same model can be duplicated again.
Candidates will receive 5 percent of the business when they can pay back the nonprofit CRWCA, fluently communicate in English, correctly keep inventory books and possess the necessary computer and customer service skills relevant to their chosen business.
In the fourth year each of the women will be completely trained to handle all aspects of the business and will get another 5 percent of the business, for a total of 10 percent. CRWCA wants the businesses to be owned by the women of Garabito. This is when the non-profit organization business becomes a profitable business.
Being self-sufficient and debt free allows our Costa Rica Womens Charitable Association to accomplish incredible opportunities!
We live up to our slogan.
A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT