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Jalapa, Nicaragua

Jalapa, Nicaragua

Friendship City Projects

The Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua was a war zone throughout the 1980s, but is now a place of peace. Today, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, and Jalapa is representative of that poverty. The people of Boulder have worked with the Jalapa community for more than 30 years on sustainable, cooperative projects that have brought clean water to destitute rural communities, empowered women through co-op programs, fostered education programs for adults and children and many other projects.

Friendship City Projects is a sister city organization that works with the people of Boulder and Jalapa to promote these projects and the understanding between two very different countries.

Mission Statement

Boulder Jalapa Friendship City Projects, Inc. is dedicated to building peace and understanding between the people of Nicaragua and Colorado. Friendship City Projects, Inc. funds projects that have a social contract to create community and work for the greater good of its residents and fosters people-to-people diplomacy through organizing delegations to and from Nicaragua. The project provides the framework which enables skilled volunteers to work in the Jalapa region of Nicaragua providing direct services and/or technical assistance.

Contact Information

Philip Wegener, Treasurer
[email protected]

Boulder-Jalapa Friendship Cities Project
PO Box 7452
Boulder, CO, 80306-7452

Alternate contact:
Zuza Bohley
[email protected]