Project Areas

For almost 30 years, SCP has focused on health and education needs in Santa Teresa.  For the last 20 years, we have worked in the rural communities of the Chacocente Wildlife Refuge, adding agriculture, sanitation, turtle conservation, environmental protection and women’s entrepreneurship to our programs. Here are some of the projects we have worked on now and in the past.
(Select a project area to see more of what we do)

Health & Sanitation

  • Construction of covered wells with hand-powered pumps
  • Water filters
  • Latrine construction
  • Medicines and physician cooperation
  • Village Health Promoters
  • Community health centers


  • School construction and repair
  • Supplementing school lunches
  • School supplies for elementary school students
  • Scholarships for secondary school students
  • Academic Excellence Award


  • Diversification to cash crops
  • Biointensive organic gardening 
  • Tree planting
  • Past projects


  • Environmental education
  • Clean-up and recycling  
  • Chacocente Conservation Committee
  • Migratory Bird Project    
  • Fire brigades

Sea turtle conservation

  • Equipment for arribada beach guards 
  • Arribada beach clean-up 
  • Cooperation for leatherback hatchery 
  • Sea turtle education in the Chacocente schools 
  • Santa Teresa Sea Turtle festival

Women’s entrepreneurship

  • Business grants to women