In 1988, CEPAD asked for help distributing its English-language newsletter, the CEPAD Report. In response, a group of volunteers in the United States came together to be the production team as well as developing and expanding the mailing list, and making occasional requests for financial support.
In 1992, CEPAD USA, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded to help facilitate the fundraising and help the people of Nicaragua in their work for justice and peace in their violence-torn and impoverished land.
Today, CEPAD USA continues to raise fund and provide grants to support Nicaraguan non-governmental organizations working on behalf of the poor and marginalized in Nicaragua.
The mission of CEPAD USA is to:
- Facilitate transformative relationships and understandings between communities in Nicaragua and the U.S.
- Create opportunities for North Americans to learn of the political, social and economic realities of the Nicaraguan people
- Provide financial and technical assistance to non-governmental organizations in Nicaragua that work to empower communities and address issues of poverty, education and justice
CONTACT CEPAD USA
Please feel free to get in touch with us either by phone, email or mail:
PO Box 1679
Brevard, NC 28712
Jo Buescher (CEPAD USA volunteer)
Phone: (239) 292-2419
Emily Hewes (Development Director for CEPAD USA)
Phone: (207) 664-9202