The Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association builds bridges of friendship between Bainbridge Island in Washington State and Ometepe, Nicaragua

For more than 30 years, we have constructed schools and water systems together, learned each others’ languages and customs, and been welcomed into each others’ homes.

Much has changed since 1986, when Kim Esterberg first set foot on Ometepe in search of a sister island and Moyogalpa Mayor Diego Martinez told Kim that what Ometepe needed most was respect. What has not changed is the vision of a long-term, sustainable relationship—a mutually beneficial partnership of equals. This mutuality of respect is what we hold true to as we continue on into our second quarter-century.

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Join us on May 13!

As we celebrate 35 years of friendship between our two islands, we hope you can join in our virtual celebration, silent auction and fundraising appeal at 7 pm on Thursday, May 13. To get the Zoom link for the half-hour program, please click here. To see and bid on auction items, click here or on Auction in the menu for this page.  If you can’t attend, you can still donate or bid on our many auction items and help us reach our ambitious goal of $35,000.

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