14 April 2020 – National campaign launched to facilitate donations to Covid-19 affected families

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Social Services
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The CNE, the office of the First Lady, the Ministry of the Presidency, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Liaison with the Private Sector

Overview: A national campaign to support families affected by COVID-19 was launched by the Government, together with the Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC), the Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (FEDEAC) and the public Telecommunications company Kolbi. This campaign is a public-private alliance so that people can make their financial donations, which will be translated into basic supplies such as food and hygiene kits for vulnerable families. The inputs will be purchased from national farmers, enterprises, and businesses in each community, which will, in turn, allow the local economy to be reactivated. The distribution will be in charge of the Municipal Emergency Committees and food will arrive at the beneficiaries’ house to avoid crowds.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/04/lanzan-campana-nacional-con-vos-podemos-para-apoyar-a-familias-afectadas-por-covid-19/

Evidence/Justification: The Emergency Operations Center (COE) made this decision to coordinate and centralise donations given by individuals and companies.