HiberniaEvros is always aiming to help the community and environment, and have been involved in numerous ‘green’ projects in recent years such as planting trees, implementing HP Blade technology and providing managed hosting services to reduce the carbon footprint for SME’s.
Mid 2010 Monica Medina, managing director of Desarollo 360, approached HiberniaEvros with the aim to discuss CSR (corporate social responsibilities). For many organisations, CSR is only about saving the rain forest, reduce immersion or sign up to Greenpeace. But, CSR is much more than that.
Desarollo 360 became involved with an NGO in Costa Rica called CEPIA, which seeks to promote culture, health, sports and education for children and teenagers from low-income families in the coastal communities of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Monica travelled to Costa Rica and saw first hand the support CEPIA provides for the local community, in particular single women who had been abandoned by their husbands, and they were now trying to make a living and provide for their kids.
Monica went on to write an extensive paper on how to empower women in Costa Rica. Shortly after releasing the document, Monica was approached by the President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Miranda, who was very interested in Monica’s work and the research she had completed.
Between HiberniaEvros and Desarollo 360, it was agreed to support CEPIA, despite the economic climate in Ireland. In order to help CEPIA with administering the records and details of the local activities, and to stay in touch with the World using the web, HiberniaEvros and Desarollo 360 have shipped a 24″ iMac to Costa Rica. Mac are known for efficient use of space and simple to use interface, and it only requires one power connection.
We hope the CEPIA will find the unit useful and that it will help them in the work.
Furthermore, we hope that this act of random kindness will inspire other companies to support communities within or outside their areas. It doesn’t cost much and every little donation helps.