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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Cultural Exchange, International Economic Development, International Exchange, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: W/NP is a not-for-profit, non-political organization working to enhance quality of life in both Wisconsin and Nicaragua, by people-to-people programs promoting cultural awareness and sustainable community development.

Target demographics: bring together volunteers

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people.

Geographic areas served: Wisconsin and Nicaragua

Programs: women's empowerment, leadership, youth, sports, lending libraries, firefighters, agriculture, learning centers, health, cultural diversity, kitchen gardens, potable water, micro-lending, and humanitarian assistance.

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Octavio R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks to WNP I got wonderful experiences about volunteering and work in groups. They taught that many goals at personal and community levels are reachable through work and group work. I participated in Youth Ambassadors program. Thank you so much WNP. Best Regards from Nicaragua.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two days ago we visited the Managua Office of the WI/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas. While we were there, a local firefighter who was badly burned in a recent explosion, arrived at the office and requested compression garments to help heal his wounds. Skilled in sewing, learned through learning centers, several Nicaraguan women measured the injured man and promptly constructed the garments. All of this was done for free because of material support from Wisconsin and the generous efforts of the Nicaraguan women. For us, it was a profound and unforgettable experience. It is only one example of the outstanding work and relationship between Nicaraguan and Wisconsin volunteers.

Jim and Linda Krohelski

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an excellent non-profit organization I have had the chance to volunteer in both places; Wisconsin and Nicaragua. All they do to support nicaraguans worth to admire.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We feel very comfortable in supporting the Wisconsin Nicaragua Partnership. Through the learning centers, eye glass missions, aid to fire departments, ambulances and other programs we see first hand how the aid gets directly to those in need. It is only when you have dedicated people in both countries that this happens.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adore and admire WNP so much for the way that you care about the the entire well being of Nicaraguans; health, education, environment, economics...your learning centers empower so many individuals, businesses and communities with valuable knowledge that will prosper lives for many generations. Instead of pacifying them with retail products, you teach skills and assist with raw materials so that they can create their own designs and remedies. I am also forever amused with the variety of products that you find a second life for down there instead of them sitting in a landfill forever (restaurant seating, office furniture, sewing machines, bicycles, fire equipment)! Keep up the great work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just returned from working with a group of Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners volunteers distributing eyeglasses to very remote communities in rural Nicaragua. On this trip, about 1000 glasses were distributed to people that had never had access to a pair of glasses. This was a most rewarding endeavor and helped so many people.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Firefighter United Program of Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners for 15 years. Over that time we have sent 30 fire trucks and 13 ambulances to Nicaragua. This has very much assisted the emergency services in Nicaragua.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with a variety of nonprofits, either on their board of directors, or as a partner through my Rotary club. Based on my varied experience I can easily say that the dedication of the Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners volunteers, the well-organized staff, and the passion of all involved is simply outstanding. I have been proud to partner with this organization and hope to continue working with them in the future.

Colette P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No other organization has offered such a return on my investment of time, dollars, friendships and feelings. No matter what the WNP contributes to our relationship with Nicaragua I am constantly inspied and amazed by the scope of people that are effected by the organizationsame commitment and volunteers. This has been by far the only organization that has given me more than I have given.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners are an incredibly dedicated group of volunteers. With a strong emphasis on education, they strive to help the people obtain new skills (and the equipment to do it) to be able to better their standard of living, and, in turn, help others. They often will learn a new skill themselves before traveling to Nicaragua to pass it on. They travel with suitcases full of donated goods - from renovated computers to sports equipment. Their work is amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Wisconsin Nicaragua Partnership is a great example of not only helping people who are in need, but of teaching them to help themselves. I am impressed with the work the volunteers do, both in Wisconsin and Nicaragua. I am proud to be a part of this group!