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 five countries.
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 our five focus countries and volunteers take annual short-term trips. If your professional goals for international development match ours, come with us!
Architect’s rendering of the new Boaz Factory. Construction has begun, and when completed the factory will provide training for local fruit dehydration entrepreneurs.
Imparting wisdom about fruit dehydration, and about life, is what Chuck and Katie Nicholson and their REI staff team do in Indonesia. The Boaz Factory is designed to train local entrepreneurs on how to start their own fruit dehydration businesses. The process of building the factory, begun in 2015, has been an arduous one, but the team is finally seeing the beginnings of fruit resulting from a vision.
Over the past five years, the process included gaining clear title and raising monies to acquire the land, drawing up plans, building a retaining wall, hiring a contractor and supervisor, and preparing for construction— all amidst ever changing regulations.