Dona Raquel was born in Nicaragua. She came to Costa Rica with her husband and 4 children. She has always worked in industrial clothes production. Her brother, sister, son and her son's girlfriend all work in the shop together. 2 of her children received scholarships for their studies at the University and high school level. She is proud that everyone who works for her is paid for their work and she is also proud that more family members are showing interest in the work. She works hard to save enough money to be able to buy a house one day.
El Triangulo Solidario is a low-income community living in extreme poverty. Some people refer to it as the urban slums or favelas of San Jose. It is a community of approximately 500 households and 2,000 people living on a plot of land of 27,000 square meters that was given to them by the government. There have been repeated talks of closing down the area, however, no moves have been made yet. El Nino y La Bola is a not-for-profit organization that is working to empower leaders inside the community in order to create community-wide change inside El Triangulo.
Travelers must go through El Nino y La Bola to enter the community. In order to avoid any sort of 'poverty tourism' and for safety precautions, it is important to learn the background information before entering. We advise you to wear modest clothes.
No other amenities inside El Triangulo besides small family-owned convenience stores.