CABEI sponsored social activity to strengthen the Costa Rican Red Cross for the benefit of more than 90 thousand people


• Resources for the "Gran Tope San Ramón 2023" project will improve emergency services.

San José, March 31st, 2023 - The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) made a significant donation of $11,000 to the Costa Rican Red Cross, a private voluntary humanitarian organization that provides extra-hospital and emergency care, in order to strengthen social and community works and the health of more than 90,000 inhabitants of the San Ramón canton in Costa Rica's Alajuela province.

This was done by sponsoring the "Gran Tope San Ramón 2023", a traditional fundraising activity that took place on March 19, and through which the San Ramón Auxiliary Committee has historically benefited the San Ramón Auxiliary Committee to improve emergency services, the mental and physical health of the community, and the education of children and young people through the Costa Rican Red Cross.

"Supporting the Costa Rican Red Cross and contributing to the improvement of out-of-hospital care services is in line with CABEI's commitment to guaranteeing the quality of life of Central Americans by strategically supporting the challenges and opportunities in social and health matters," explained CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

The donation was made by Erwen Masís, CABEI Director for Costa Rica, who was honored on the day of the event and said, "Every donation is important for the Costa Rican Red Cross, who work tirelessly 24/7 to preserve lives. It is a great satisfaction to be able to contribute to the realization of this important activity that allows, year after year, to gather thousands of families and spectators who in turn contribute to the strengthening of the Red Cross".

Created by national decree in 1885, with more than 135 years of history, the Costa Rican Red Cross is one of the largest providers of pre-hospital emergency care services in the country, not only in the care of everyday emergencies resulting from traffic accidents, but also in the care of cases of social violence, medical cases or even workplace accidents, as well as those affected by natural disasters, sudden crises, among others.