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"building people to build nations"

Djiboutian girls who are part of the Girls Run 2 club, coached by REI staff.

We send long-term staff and short-term professionals 

to train leaders in emerging nations 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 six 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 six locations in Asia and Africa, and volunteers take annual short-term trips. If your professional goals for international development match ours, come with us!

Toan with Dr. Michael Truong (Azuza Pacific University Professor) and his family at REI's

Mr. Toan (on right) with Dr. Michael Truong (Azuza Pacific University professor) and his family along with other REI Hanoi office staff

August 2, 2022

by James Kang, Country Leader, Vietnam

After working with REI in our Hanoi, Vietnam office, we say “farewell” to Mr. Toan who left at the end of July 2022. Friendly and kind, Mr. Toan has been known for welcoming REI visitors and partners, helping them to feel at home in Vietnam while working with many of REI’s short-term teams to help make sense of some of Vietnam’s complicated logistics and relationships. . .

Misty Slopes

"People of emerging nations filled with hope

as their countries are developed and their lives transformed"

East Java, Indonesia