NOORD — Aruba is a nation of hopeful individuals, who want the best for their island. It is a fact that the Social challenges facing our island affect us all in one way or another. Whether it is child abuse or neglect, domestic violence, life-controlling addictions, the high rate of high-school drop outs, increasing poverty, etc. etc., when one is affected, we are all affected.
While we understand that it is the role of government to be the primary catalyst in providing the framework, platform and financing for addressing these social challenges, we also understand that the government is not necessarily the only agent to heal these issues. Understanding both our responsibility and privilege as citizens, whether individual or corporate, to play an active part in creating the future we want to see, is critical if we are to heal our nation.
We must understand the severe consequences of the long-term mismanagement of Public Finances and how this affects us all, directly or indirectly. Government financial aid for social organizations has dropped by more than 50% in the past years. So what are we to do? A group of citizens decided…we will start by taking responsibility! This prompted the birth of HopeAruba Movement’s first Social Impact Business, Goshen Sustainable Development Corporation VBA and HopeAruba’s first Social Impact Vehicle under the HopeAruba Fundacion Restauracion banner Cas Speransa Nobo.
We started small…one seed at a time…and we GREW!
We developed the Goshen Smoothie and we started to develop an Agri-Tourism niche “Farm to Table” experience, a unique experience for our visitors …a true “taste of Aruba. Coming in 2019, we will open:
– Goshen Villas – A Bed & Breakfast concept and Momentous Café at Goshen at Alto Vista 52, as we grow our business to provide entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges. And of course, Goshen’s main purpose is to support vehicles for social change as we engage in business with a purpose, we can be an instrument for national transformation!
More information is to be found at Facebook HopeAruba Movement and goshen sustainable development corporation vba.
By HopeAruba Movement