The past two years, I worked as a Community Economic Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. During the entirety of my service, I worked closely with the women's group in my community developing their business. The women involved in the project make and sell food products to the community. We spent two years planning, raising money through their food sales, and engaging in relevant trainings. All of our work was supposed to come to fruition the first week in April when the organization, Bricks to Bread had planned to come to the community to support us in building a brick oven. The brick oven was meant to help the group mass produce their products, grow their business exponentially, and provide a steady income to the women involved in the project. Due to COVID-19, the build was postponed. Bricks to Bread lost thousands of dollars on deposits for lodging meant for the volunteers that were going to come to the community. They've also had a really hard time fundraising for three other communities similar to mine that were meant to recieve an oven later this year. My community was lucky because I was able to complete a grant for many of the materials necessary in the construction, but the three other communities had their Peace Corps Volunteers pulled out of the projects early due to the recent worldwide evacuation of Peace Corps Volunteers. These other communities are lacking funds to complete their ovens. This cause hits close to home. The Costa Rican people treated us like family for the past two years. Lets see what we can do to make sure the hard work of the Peace Corps Volunteers and communities doesn't fall by the wayside. The foundations for these projects have been put in place. We just need to raise the money to see them through.