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Can Costa Rican municipalities safeguard caregivers’ mental health?

“Mom, don’t do that. Mom, make sure you don’t fall down. Mom, you ok over there?” Psychologist Giselle Chanto is trying to show me how...

Podcast in Spanish: Caregiving as a shared public-private responsibility in Costa Rica

Mónica Quesada Cordero reads her report in Spanish from the October 2022 edition, 'Las Titas', which focused on inequalities in care work and the...

In Tibás, paying it forward

Rocío Monge, 63, and Enrique Barreda, 64, have lived in Tibás all their lives. When they were a young couple, they built their house...

Caregiving as a shared public-private responsibility in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, 80% of households with children under four assume 100% of the caregiving. This usually means that women take on this task....

Bilingual podcast: Las Titas

This episode of our podcast is biliingüal. Mónica and Katherine talk about caregiving, in Costa Rica, in their lives, in the lives of the...

The challenges of older adults in Costa Rica today

Costa Rica is getting old. Experts tell us that the older adult population is going to grow exponentially; the population pyramid is about to...

In Talamanca, a powerful ‘mother hen’

In 2020 I became a mother for the first time. I remember that one of the first people I wanted to call was doña...

The economy of care and its professionalization

Paola Mejías Molina was in the last months of her nursing degree at Santa Lucía University when she decided to start a business: highly...

In Tamarindo: bringing three cultures together

Tamara Osnovikova, 82, is a great-grandmother. Her granddaughter, Katerina Veeden, is the mother of twins Michael and Michelle. The twins call their great-grandmother “Baba,”...

Podcast: Two sides

Inspired by Emma Obando Stanley and her two grandmothers, one Costa Rican, one a U.S. citizen. This column was published as part of our...
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Florex and the B Assessment: proving you’re green in a developing country

When environmental lawyer and Grupo Florex CEO Silvia Chaves heard about Certified B Corporations some seven years ago, she was intrigued. “The comprehensive nature of...
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