Vive El Sueño, based in Nosara, Costa Rica, is an educational and financial empowerment program that aims to give Costa Rican nationals (Ticos) the skills, mentorship, and tools to open and sustain their own small businesses as a path to improved standards of living and financial independence.

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Intensive Business Training

Participants are offered a 40 hour / 2 week intensive business training by teaching group Yo Emprendedor at the David Kitson Library. Topics include Business Registration, Customer Service, Business Plans, Marketing, Accounting, etc.

English Classes

Participants are offered 10 months of 2 hour, twice weekly English classes, tailored to our participant's individual businesses and taught by a TEFL certified instructor in the classrooms of the David Kitson Library.

Logo Design & Professional Photos

Participants are offered one on one session with our graphics design artist, Zacc Pollit to create a personalized, professional logo and a professional photo session with photographer, Veronica Monge to help them with their marketing and advertising.

Social Media and Ongoing Support

Participants are offered one on one social media sessions where they are shown how to create their own social media accounts and utilize them to attract new clients and how to create a social media marketing plan. They are also given ongoing support and connections through community events and advertising.

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