Sister Communities of San Ram贸n, Nicaragua (SCSRN) was founded in Durham, North Carolina in 1993. It is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the state of North Carolina and certified as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nicaragua. Originally formed by a group of returned Peace Corps Volunteers SCSRN has grown to include three Sister Chapters in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Morehead City-Beaufort. SCSRN strives to reduce paternalism and empower local citizens to make a difference in their communities while fostering relationships between all involved communities.
Through collaboration between San Ram贸n, Nicaragua and its partner communities in the United States, SCSRN promotes people-to-people connections and supports social and economic development projects that build friendship, understanding, justice and respect for the Earth.
Relationship to Finca Esperanza Verde (FEV)
Building ties of peace and friendship while bringing greatly needed economic development has been the goal of Finca Esperanza Verde Ecolodge and Organic Coffee Farm (FEV) from its founding 15 years ago by Sister Communities of San Ram贸n, Nicaraguan (SCSRN).聽 These properties brought 聽new economic opportunities and jobs for the San Ram贸n community. SCSRN sold these properties in early 2013 and will work closely with the new owners who enthusiastically want to continue serving as hosts for SCSRN’s Eco-tours. For more information on FEV, see 聽www.fincaesperanzaverde.org