On January 30th, 2017, Rahab Foundation inaugurated its headquarters in La Cruz, Guanacaste, where it will face the challenge of human trafficking in the rural border communities of La Cruz and its surroundings. This effort is possible thanks to the strategic and economic support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States Embassy in Costa Rica. The total value of the contribution is $ 499,841.
The inauguration was attended by United States Embassy’s minister counselor Robin Matthewman, director of Migration and Alien Affairs Gisela Yockchen, Deputy Mayor of La Cruz Rosa Molina Martínez, representatives of the Public Force, the National Institute of Women (INAMU), cantonal development committees and citizens of the area.
The Rahab Foundation has created strategic alliances to expand its efforts to fight human trafficking for sexual purposes and sex trade. Its presence in Guanacaste is important since it is a border area and one of the most important tourist regions of the country, vulnerable to trafficking and sex tourism.
Rahab Foundation is deeply grateful to the US Embassy for believing in the work we do,
declared Rahab Foundation director and founder Mariliana Morales.
US Embassy Minister Robin Matthewman stated that the inauguration of the Rahab Foundation’s office in this critical region is a significant milestone and it represents a key expansion of victim services and training.
Rehab Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), created in Costa Rica on November 12th, 1997, with the mission of facilitating dignified changes to the quality of life of people and families who are victims of human trafficking and sex trade.