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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama.

Population (2014 est) – 4,755,234

Area – 31,750mi

Capital – San Jose

Ethnic Background

White or Mestizo – 84%

Mulatto – 7%

Black – 1%

Indigenous – 2%

Other or unspecified – 6%

Exports - bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar; beef; seafood; electronic components, medical equipment

Imports - raw materials, consumer goods, capital equipment, petroleum, construction materials

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 76 years     F 81 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 8.7 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 3.7%

People in Mission

Bartis, Alexander
Costa Rica
Alexander Bartis, member of Hollis Congregational Church, Hollis, New Hampshire, serves with the Mi Tia Day Care Center in Costa Rica.
Give a gift for Alexander's appointment

Bjork, Mary
Costa Rica
Mary Bjork, member of Living Table, United Church of Christ, Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as a short-term volunteer while she teaches at the Latin American Bible University (UBL) in Costa Rica.
Give a gift for Mary's appointment

Hendricks, Rick
Costa Rica
Rick Hendricks, member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Stillwater, Oklahoma, serves with the Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana in Cedros de Monets de Oca, San Jose, Costa Rica. Rick serves as a construction consultant.
Give a gift for Rick's appointment

Support Ministries in Costa Rica

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select Latin America and the Caribbean from the designation list and type work in Costa Rica into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Costa Rica:

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