Connecticut Quest for Peace seeks to improve the lives of the poor in Nicaragua by working through proven Nicaraguan organizations to provide humanitarian aid in a variety of education, health care, arts, and microfinance initiatives, primarily directed toward women and children.
Connecticut Quest for Peace is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 by a group of dedicated individuals whose mission is to help the poorest people of Nicaragua. Our employer identification number is 26-4439286 and all donations are tax deductible.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, and 78% of the population earns less than $2.00/day.
CT Quest for Peace has no paid staff and less than three percent of the total budget is spent on fundraising, which means that 97% of donated dollars go directly to programs in Nicaragua. All CT Quest for Peace humanitarian aid programs are provided free of charge to needy Nicaraguans regardless of race, religion or tribal origin.
As of December 2008 Randy and Linda Klein, members of the board of directors, permanently moved to Managua, Nicaragua in order to oversee all 22 of our programs and to determine where the greatest need lies. Ultimately the goal is to give the people of Nicaragua the tools they need to create sustainable communities that will flourish in the future.
CT Quest for Peace is funded and operates entirely independently of the national organization Quest for Peace, which is an arm of the Quixote Center in Washington DC.