Sí a la Vida is a Nicaraguan non-profit corporation that receives no money from the Nicaraguan government and is totally dependent on international aid -- except for revenue received by selling plantains from its Ometepe farm and selling handcrafted friendship bracelets (pulseras) woven by the boys.
There are four international groups that provide support to Sí a la Vida, and each receives its funds primarily if not exclusively from donations by individuals. The principal entity is Amigos de Sí a la Vida.
Amigos de Sí a la Vida provides financial support and material support such as clothing, recruits and screens potential volunteers, and provides technical assistance. The other three groups -- based in Australia, Canada, and Germany -- primarily provide financial support.
Board members of Amigos de Sí a la Vida: Rick Alstetter (Chairman), Alexis Bonoff (Vice-Chair), Katy Childers (Co-Secretary), Mike Bonoff (Co-Secretary), Victor Odlivak (Treasurer), Chris Pforr (Webmaster), Bob Royce (Co-Founder & Webmaster Emeritus), Aaron Katz, Beverley West, Caroline Stamato, Dana Quitslund, Hal Seifert, Nancy Quitslund, and Tom Mueller.
Sí a la Vida Support Group (Australia)
c/o Martin Reilly & Margaret Nixon
3 Alisa Court
North Balwyn, Melbourne, Australia 3104
Ometepe-Gulf Islands Friendship Association (Canada)
c/o Janice Finnemore
2681 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 1Z3, Canada
Siembra Futura (Germany)
Dortje Treiber, President
77955 Ettenheimmünster, Germany
Tel +49 7822 5464