"building people to build nations"

Three students from the International School of Djibouti

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!


by Katie Nicholson, Associate Country Leader, Indonesia

June 9, 2021

In early February 2021, with the end of the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, six eager Americans gathered at REI headquarters to prepare for their Boaz Internship trip to Indonesia May-June 2021. Were they crazy? We told them on a Zoom call during this February orientation that “today is the start of your trip. It does not start when you arrive in Indonesia in May. The lessons that are there for you to learn will begin now.” This was particularly true this year!

Misty Slopes

"People of emerging nations filled with hope

as their countries are developed and their lives transformed"

East Java, Indonesia