“Centro Cassie” supports families in remote, rural communities with a family recreation center and access to farmland.
Family Recreation Center
In the remote communities around El Aceituno, access to opportunities for entertainment and exercise is limited. At Centro Cassie, children, youth and adults from ten communities can participate in soccer tournaments and in cooperative games that develop cooperation, self-confidence and leadership. They can also play soccer, basketball and volleyball, use playground equipment and free weights or sit in shaded bleachers to watch friends and family members.
Farmland for Local Families
With few opportunities for jobs, families must rent farmland from large landowners to grow corn and beans to feed themselves. The community of El Aceituno manages IP’s land and allocates sections to local families in need of land to generate food and income.