Árbol de Esperanza, Costa Rica

RTE created this NGO to carry out the mission of empowering women through the Empowerment Program and give women the tools and education to positively impact their lives.

In 2014, Ready to Empower created the NGO Árbol de Esperanza (Tree of Hope), based in San Ramón, Costa Rica. Under the directorship of Psychologist Karen Jara, a leader in advocacy of women’s rights and empowerment, Árbol de Esperanza serves as Ready to Empower’s first partnership and pilot program. Together, Ready to Empower and Árbol de Esperanza work with women to provide empowering support to encourage independence and hope.

ADE offers the
following services:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Job Training & Internships
  • Employment Placements
  • Educational and Entrepreneurship classes
  • Life Skills & Human Rights Classes
  • Emergency Relief Support
  • Health, Hygiene & Wellness Support

Ready to Empower and Árbol de Esperanza, work together to create sustainable action plans that equip women to empower themselves. Women in Árbol de Esperanza’s programs are gifted with the opportunity to improve their overall mental health, become educated, become equipped to protect themselves from rape or violence, and become more employable and or employed.

When women graduate from the program, they earn resources to help assist them in reaching their goals of self-reliance and are provided ongoing job referrals as openings become available within the community

For more information on ADE visit their website.

Árbol de Esperanza

“I participated in Arbol de Ezperanza [Tree of Hope] program and it has been the best thing that has happened to me and my family. As the name indicates, it gave me hope to continue and get me out of a difficult situation I was in. In their program they made me stand up, tall, like a tree. From there I left with an entrepreneurship to continue with my life. This association and those who collaborate help women who find it difficult to find the necessary help to get out of a difficult situation. Thank you.”

Silvia R.
Program Participant

RTE is ready to partner with other
established nonprofits helping to empower women.

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