Carole and Larry Prible have been partners in ministry, in marriage and in life. Larry was Chairman and C.E.O. of the Indianapolis Life Insurance Company and Bankers Life of New York, where Carole served as Chief Spirit Officer (C.S.O.). Larry also served on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity International and chaired the governing council for the US affiliates.
In 2001, Larry and Carole formed Love At Work, a 501(c)(3) private foundation. Through the years, Love At Work has provided direct grants and mobilized funding to assist nonprofit organizations involved in education, urban youth outreach, discipleship, and the elimination of poverty housing. They have been involved in and supported the construction of over 1200 homes in 14 countries.
Involvement in Costa Rica
Their first involvement in Costa Rica was in 1999 for a Habitat for Humanity International Board Meeting, prior to which they constructed a home in San Ramon. They returned to Costa Rica two years later to lead a team and built two additional "Habitat-style" homes.
They started working in the urban slums of Alajuelita, San José in 2004. Embracing a broader community development model, they began addressing the needs of education, health and nutrition, youth ministry as well as housing.
In 2009, they formed Love At Work Ministries, a 501 (c) (3) public charity. With the board of directors, they began building an organization to expand its global outreach programs.
Love At Work Ministries is funded by donations from individuals, churches and private foundations. In the past 7 years, more than $10.5 million of economic stimulus has been directed toward revitalizing Alajuelita through Love At Work's investment in its school, employees, students, community projects and local labor. Over 1500 people have been impacted by our ongoing efforts to assist children, youth and families living in urban slums with nutrition, health care, housing, infrastructure and education.