In 1985, the women from Yorkín organized themselves and established the Indigenous Association Stibrawpa with the purpose to diversify the production methods, improve the economy, conserve and strengthen the Bribri culture. Its objective was to develop new activities to create alternative sources of income which would allow them to cultivate their culture and continue conserving the forest. They started making handicrafts. Currently, they grow rice, yucca, taro and beans for their own consumption, as well as organic bananas and cacao. Tourism generates a considerable additional income enabling them to send their children to school. Each family owns a property with rainforest which is shared with the visitors. 21 Bribri families benefit from this project.