CHANGING COSTA RICA’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Aunique collaboration between artistic and socially conscious business interests is changing the Costa Rican criminal justice system, one beach bag at a time.
Playa del Coco-based entrepreneurs Lisa Martin and Rhonda Cardella are the creative minds behind Gitingas handbags. Their designs draw upon natural imagery and local Costa Rican elements befitting the brand slogan “because every wanderer needs a bag”. They consider their so-called Ultimate Beach Bag to represent a perfect marriage of function and aesthetics. Above and beyond customer appeal in that regard, these stylish, high-end bags are the cornerstone of a program whose ultimate goal is to reduce the percentage of re-offenders in Costa Rica’s prison population.