Annual Report 2006

Quezalguaque, Nicaraguanewmap

was designated Brookline's Sister City in 1987. Twenty seven years later the relationship continues to grow and expand. Today the Brookline Quezalguaque Sister City Project is involved in many different projects.

Among the initiatives currently supported by the BQSCP are the following:

  • the Quezalguaque library and mobile library
  • the first computer classroom in the region
  • special needs education
  • an arts program
  • health programs including efforts to identify the causes of an epidemic of chronic kidnet disease of unknown origin (CKDu) and to support care delivery and access for the local community.

Funding to support BQSCP projects in Quezalguaque are primarily a result of the generosity of the residents of Brookline. In addition, BQSCP has received contributions from Brookline Rotary, All Saints Parish, Saint Mary's Parish, Friends of the Brookline Libraries, Friends of Brookline Public Health, International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC), Sister and Johnny Foundation, and Fundación Sueños (The Dreams Project).

More than 250 Brookline residents have visited Quezalguaque. If you're interested in learning more about the BQSCP visit our history and projects pages. If you would like to become involved in our health care, education or other projects, please contact us at


Also be sure and read our Sister City Annual Reports.