We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes education and sustainable community development projects in NicaraguaPeru, and Haiti. Our mission is to work with impoverished communities to identify pressing needs, network with local and international organizations, facilitate collaboration, and empower individuals to actively participate within their communities.

Facilitate, Network & Empower


In addition to our work abroad, FNEI offers to give presentations throughout New England to raise awareness about poverty issues in the developing world. We are available to present to schools, civic and community groups as well as faith-based organizations about our work. For more information on having a presentation for your organization please contact info@friendsne.org.



Current Projects

  • Richard Streb Memorial Library

    This sustainable, solar-powered public library in the community of Chacraseca, Nicaragua will serve a critical role in the development of educational services in the community.
  • Semillas de Esperanza

    Working collaboratively with struggling rural and isolated communities to address their specific water needs.
  • Friends Against Domestic Violence

    We are conducting academic research on domestic violence in the León and developing a resource inventory of organizations that work with women in the community.
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