Location: La Carpio and Quiritissi Territory

Today was our first day working at the Finca. We were instantly struck by the overwhelming kindness of Nela, the coordinator. We split into two teams and immediately got to work. Painting, cleaning, and even building a real indigenous temple took a toll on our bodies, but not on our spirits. Morale was high as we learned the true meaning of community service. Even Jose, a Costa Rican teen living at the Finca, helped us along the way, which displayed the high moral character and work ethic of the locals. Overall, the day was a perfect introduction to community service improving our team working skills and giving us a feel for what we’re going to be doing for the next few weeks.