Multitasker for the Common Good in Costa Rica´s Southern Caribbean

Gloriana B.
Posted January 5, 2020 from Costa Rica
JUJU. Jungle Juice
JUJU. Jungle Juice : Be healthy, drink good and help the local economy in Cota Rica´s Southern Caribbean (1/2)

I am an entrepreneur producing Juju, a home made gingerale. It is not only a probiotic, healthy medicinal drink, but it's also a way to impact my community by buying and supporting local farmers. I was taught to make the original ginger ale or ginger beer that was created as a stomach medice for children.   I played around with the ingredients and decided to make it as healthy as possible, buying some ingredients from family owned farmers, being environmentally aware in the whole process even if it costs us more. The idea is to deliver a healthy bubblely drink, that children and adults would enjoy that it would have medicinal properties. And by that not only giving a healthy product to the people but also benefiting a community, and a way to make a living for my family of three children my husband and I.

i am also the president and scuba diver of an innovative social project in Costa Rica´s Southern Caribbean where I live. We are training youth and children to dive with a purpose: relate harmoniously with the ocean and appreciate its natural wealth and cultural treasures buried in the until stories in sunken ships by teaching community underwater archaeology. So far, since 2016, we have re-discovered and enhances the stories of at least three sunken ships in our coastal towns´ waters. 

I have also teach -certified teacher - a dance that has been declared a heritage dance.  https://youtu.be/vetbM7bTSmk                                                                                             

Dzogchen Teaching by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, starting in  the 1970’s, holding the first courses and lectures on Dzogchen meditation, and the traditional Tibetan discipline of Yantra Yoga.

The figure and the teaching of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu inspired the formation of the International Dzogchen Community, of which the European headquarters, Merigar, was founded in 1981 in Italy. He travels and teaches Dzogchen to those who request it, continuing his activity of divulging this precious message of humanity and evolution.

I currently teach it in Costa Rica.

 

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ARREY- ECHI
Jan 05
Jan 05

Hello Glorianna,
Welocme to the Pulse.
This is an amazing example of multitasking with a purpose. Thank you for sharing. I was intrique by the name of the juice. In my country Cameroon, Juju is a common lingua franca for Masquerades lol. Interesting to see it has a complete different exotic attachment in the Carribean. The juice sure sounds awesome to have.

Gloriana B.
Jan 05
Jan 05

His, what are ¨masquerades¨ in Cameroon?

Anita Shrestha
Jan 05
Jan 05

Thank you for sharing this wonderful tips

Gloriana B.
Jan 30
Jan 30

You are welcome.

Lisbeth
Jan 06
Jan 06

Hi Gloriana,
I like your name :-). The popular is Gloria but your is Gloriana. Is it the same name? How are you doing? I hope life is treating you well. A very warm welcome to world pulse.

I loved your diving training. It's very cool and I think every parent should allow their kids to take part of this amazing and skillful training. If I was in your country I surely will joined you.
My very best to you and yours as you embark on your training.
Warm regards
Lizzy

Gloriana B.
Jan 30
Jan 30

I just posted a story about my older kid, a strong diver!

Jill Langhus
Jan 06
Jan 06

Hi Gloriana,

Welcome to World Pulse! Thanks for sharing your short bio, photo and videos. When did you start your Juju business? Sounds like a great idea. I also love your scuba project, and dance, too! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your different projects. I hope more women from Costa Rica will join World Pulse, too:-)

Hope you have a great day, and week!

Gloriana B.
Jan 30
Jan 30

Four years ago I began the business in Puerto Viejo and it han expanded to other parts of the country. A goos substitute for soda, people are really liking it.

Yes, I have promoted the world Pule among my fiends in networks that I am a part of. Here, many of the women only use Spanish and that is a limitation, but we are working on finding a way to propose a collective blog here where we can post small stories translated form women's Facebook posts in Spanish that we can translate. Together with World Post bloggers, Maria Suarez Toro, Aniuxe and Sonia Rodriguez, all in the same project and same community, we are working to design a proposal to you about how to connect despite language barrier.

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

Great! That's awesome to hear:-)

Great job! They can post on World Pulse in Spanish. There is a Google Translate button at the top of every page, on the top right. While it doesn't happen very often now, I hope to see it improve and perhaps in the future there would be a way to toggle easier between other major languages, such as French or Spanish. Oh, okay. Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Hello, Glorianna,

Welcome to World Pulse! Wow, I love your awesome contributions to your community! Congratulations on creating solutions!

I look forward to reading more of your stories. Please keep writing!

It is truly a joy that a new voice from Costa Rica is rising up!

Gloriana B.
Jan 30
Jan 30

Thank you1

You're welcome, dear! Have a great day!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Glorianna,
Thank you so much for your post. In our local dialect "juju" means witchcraft.
Have a blessed day

Gloriana B.
Jan 30
Jan 30

Oh, interesting... "brujería" in Spanish. It has good or bad connotation in Africa? In Latin America also, but women are claiming the word positively because we have learned that the persecution of women in the Middle Ages has to do with restricting their role in traditional medicine so that the medicalized commercial establishment our take over. So it has been amazing to me to know that JuJu means precisely that, because my choice has been to create a healthy, medicinal drink to substitute unhealthy ones!