Who we are

enriching lives for a better future

FUTURO BRILLANTE

 Fundación Futuro Brillante was established in August 2016 by the developers of the hospitality project Punta Sabana. The founders are deeply committed to supporting local communities, and thus created Futuro Brillante to help the residents of the Cabo Velas District in Guanacaste achieve a “brighter future” through the delivery and execution of high quality education programs, infrastructure development, technical training, and environmental projects. Futuro Brillante accomplishes its mission through direct program delivery in coordination with the local community, as well as collaborative partnerships with the private sector, public institutions, and other nonprofit organizations.

  • PURPOSE

    Our Purpose is to measurably enrich the lives of local community members by serving as a platform and catalyst for change.

  • VISION

    Our Vision is for Futuro Brillante to truly changes lives for the better. The groups and individuals we empower are vibrant examples of what communities can achieve when given the opportunities and resources to do so.

  • MISSION

    Our Mission is to provide the residents of the District of Cabo Velas with educational opportunities, infrastructure improvements, and the development of entrepreneurial and technical skills, while also promoting environmental ethics and social change.

Our ethos

  • We are a part of the local community

    Our office is located in the heart of Matapalo, right off the plaza between the police station and the public elementary school. Our staff also live in the community.

  • Our projects respond to real community needs

    We develop our projects based on the needs shared with us by local residents through consistent, open communication. Our door is always open to the residents of Matapalo and the entire district of Cabo Velas.

  • We know that we can accomplish more together

    We make it a priority to collaborate with local government institutions, community committees and associations, schools, and private businesses.

About Matapalo

Our project headquarters are located in Matapalo, a traditional Guanacasteco community located in the district of Cabo Velas. This beautiful farming community is located just a few kilometers from more than 10 breathtaking beaches, including Playa Grande, Playa Ventanas, Playa Conchal, Playa Mina, and Bahía de los Piratas. The town is well known in the region for its talented musicians and excellent soccer teams. Matapalo’s infrastructure includes a public elementary school, CEN-CINAI,  Catholic Church, police station, public clinic (EBAIS), a few bars and restaurants, and two super markets.

While Matapalo is a tranquil town with a united community, many families live at or below the poverty level as a result of widespread unemployment combined with the high cost of living. Lack of employment has also contributed to an increase in drug and alcohol abuse, a problem that has especially affected the local teenage population.

While Futuro is based in Matapalo, we strive to serve all residents of the District of Cabo Velas including Lomas, La Garita Vieja, Lajas de Matapalo, Puerto Viejo and Playa Real.

Our team

Lindsay
Losasso, MPH

Executive Director

Loren
Quesada Rojas

Administrative Assistant

Yessenia
Hernández Obando

General Services

Ana
Brenes González

Zumba Instructor

Yorlli Ricardo
Noguera Gutiérrez

Community Garden
Coordinator

Board of Directors

Michael
Harbushka (USA)

President

Ronald
Zurcher (CR)

Board member

Karina
Ballestero Dávila (CR)

Board member