Poverty, abuse, and alcoholism have left many children in Costa Rica and Peru without families, depriving them of the parental love and care they need. Maximo Nivel's volunteer projects aspire to change these children's situation by providing caring and nurturing volunteers to work and play with them. The orphanages support and protect these children, but most are under-funded and need all the help they can get. Your assistance would help keep these children off the streets, and provide them with a happy and productive childhood.
Outside the relative protection of orphanages, hundreds of poor children live and sleep on the streets of Costa Rica and Peru. Street children projects focus on providing these children with shelter, food, and education. Various educational, recreational, and health projects are ongoing to support these unfortunate children.
Depending on individual skills and interests, volunteers act as mentors, help children with their homework, and teach English. However, your love and support are the most important elements for these disadvantaged children.
Of all of the places on earth, Costa Rica is by far one of the most exotic. The country offers unparalleled natural beauty, active volcanoes, rainforests, and a wide range of national parks and eco-tourism. In addition, Costa Rica has over 1,000 miles of gorgeous white-and-black sand beaches, copious amounts of sunshine, world-class sport fishing, snorkeling and surfing!