Chiquita Brands is a corporation that produces and commercializes fresh fruit (mainly bananas) for more than 100 years. Now present in 70 countries with 21,000 employees (5,000 of them in Costa Rica. Beyond its core business, the company invest in local biodiversity and economic development, and also in community health.
The Reserve Nogal from the environmental project “Nature and Community” is located in the Costarican Caribbean zone called Sarapiqui, where the main economic activity is the agriculture and animal husbandry, and where, it is then vital to balance the use of land and water resources.
Regarding its indigenous employees population, the majority of them work in 3 estates in the frontier with Panama. For cultural reasons, the male head of families do not allow that women are visited my male doctors, for this reason it was a priority to develop a project to deliver health care and vaccination to families, without interfering with their beliefs or traditions.