Thursday, September 22, 2016

Piranha Party Fundraiser Success!

We raised a little under $4,900 during our fundraiser and from donations during the past week!  We would like to give a warm thank you to all of our supporters.

Sarah J playing at our Piranha Party Fundraiser, at Trackside Station Restaurant in Rockland, Maine

This brings us to a little under $9,000 to fund next year's activities.  The chief things on the horizon are:

  • maintenance and improvements to the village dock and stairs
  • the creation of a small yuca processing plant (our first major business venture with the Association of Fishers, Farmers, and Artisans of La Libertad)
  • maintaining and upgrading our volunteer guesthouse (with the possibility of having solar-powered 24-hour food refrigeration)
  • building a second community garden
  • giving scholarships for up to eight village children to attend elementary school for a year

Our new emerald displays

The lobster trap rocking chair

With the raising of additional funds during the remainder of 2016 (our Giving Tuesday campaign will follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday) we may be able to start a small nursery for cacao clones.  This will be the first major step towards chocolate production in the village!

Will we raise the funds to start a nursery in 2017?


  1. Very Goog job, Ben. Congratulations for your effort and commitment. Hope I can go back soon.