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Learn  how REI builds people to build nations

Learn how REI builds people to build nations

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We send long-term staff and short-term professionals 

to train leaders in emerging countries so that they

can train others – building their nations and

bringing hope to future generations.


The work of REI is diverse in each emerging nation where we focus. Through education and medicine, business and agriculture, our highly skilled staff are training and developing others in eight locations in Asia and Africa.

As a non-profit, our organization and staff are financially supported by monthly and annual donations. Give today to be a part of building people to build nations! 

REI staff and apprentices partner long-term in ten locations in Asia and Africa, and volunteers take annual short-term trips. If your professional goals for international development match ours, come with us!

(l-r) James Ong, Ken, Doug, Khen L, Dr. Mo (key official in Ministry of Health and former

May 15, 2024

by K. Douglas Erdmann, President & CEO, REI HQ

James Rosebush, former deputy assistant to President Ronald Reagan, writes in the Harvard Business Review: “We are experiencing a dearth of leadership in society.” This is true in the for-profit world. This may be even more true in the nonprofit world, where large salaries are not available to recruit these rare leader commodities.


One thing that nonprofits do have to offer, though, is the guaranteed chance to change society for the better. This is what motivated Bill and Ann Munson to lead our work in Laos . . .

Misty Slopes

People of emerging nations filled with hope

as their countries are developed and their lives transformed

East Java, Indonesia

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