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CROWDRISE : Aug 26, 2015
Tax ID: 27-3714338
BASED: Malvern, PA, United States



ADE and not "aid"!

At ADE we believe that all the support for our community development programs should come from the community itself.

For over 6 years now ADE has operated in rural Costa Rica without pursuing any outside support for our work and livelihood.  Using only local resources we started the areas first high school and our graduates are studying in many top level national universities in Costa Rica and several international universities including Hult International Business School (London) and Duke University (Durham, NC). We operate the areas only 100% organic farm, have hosted over 20 interns over the years, direct the local Chamber of Commerce, and are strong advocates for protecting the fragile ecosystem that we have on the continental divide between the Poas and Barva Volcanos.  Our purpose is to demonstrate that anybody can go and with love, inginuity, and hard work can make a lasting change without fundraising and creating unwanted dependency upon outside resources.  With this model, we hope to encourage not only people from the developing world to go and be of assistance to a community in need but also anybody from the emerging developing world to also go because now our ability "to go" is no longer hinged to our access to resources but rather what we do when we get there.  This model of "going" is rooted in the instructions of Christ in Matthew 10 and is meant as an encouragement to both faith based and secular workers alike. 

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