CoCoDA Loves S***hole Countries
There are two ways to understand a developing country. You can see only their poverty and inadequacies and judge them s***holes. Or you can look deeper and see the strength and beauty of their people, their possibilities and dreams and be humbled. Their struggles, though real, no longer define them. They are people, who like you, want the best for their children, their communities and their countries.
One of the missions of CoCoDA is to expose North Americans to this deeper vision of Central America. We take people to Central America, not because Central Americans need our expertise and benevolence, but because North Americans need to see the world more accurately. Those who see other countries as s***holes reveal far more about their own inadequacies than those of the countries they judge.
With all of this in mind, CoCoDA printed a limited number of "I Love S***hole Countries" t-shirts to sell at our Febrero Fiesta. These shirts, with their ironic messaging, were wildly popular. We sold them all and have had many requests for additional shirts. Since CoCoDA is a non-profit, we can't be a t-shirt distributor.
We can offer a t-shirt as a gift for all those who contribute $50 or more to support projects in s***hole countries. Those wishing to make a donation and receive a t-shirt can do so at by making a donation on this page. Please let us know your t-shirt size with a note. (We have adult Medium, Large and Extra Large shirts available.)