Building People to Build Nations
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!
June 6, 2023
by Wendy Moore, Director of Communications & Foundation Relations, REI HQ
REI staff are people who enjoy cross cultural work, which is filled with challenge and adventure. They are people with a passion for seeing individual lives and whole communities transformed and are motivated to work through some hard times to see that happen. Chuck and Katie Nicholson retired from REI last month, having worked with REI for 26 years, first in Vietnam, and then in Indonesia. One of their greatest accomplishments has been introducing the business of fruit dehydration to Java, Indonesia’s largest island. . .
"People of emerging nations filled with hope
as their countries are developed and their lives transformed"
East Java, Indonesia