Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association

P.O. Box 4484

About Us

The Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands Association was founded by Kim and Ela Esterberg and friends in 1986. Since then, we have created bridges of friendship between our islands. Our connections are diverse. Since 1990, the Sister Islands Association has imported fine coffee from our sister island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. We call it Café Oro de Ometepe. We have jointly created schools and water systems together, sponsored scholarships for continuing education of students on Ometepe and helped improve health and education. Over 70 delegations have transpired between Bainbridge Island and Ometepe. Lasting friendships have been made with people of all ages on both islands as we work and play together, creating bridges of friendship between our sister communities.