Who we are

ANF was born as an initiative of its founders – Alfredo Pellas Jr., Theresa Pellas, and Father León Pallais– to contribute to mitigate the effects of poverty in Nicaragua.

In July 1992, ANF became officially regulated in the United States as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

By virtue of its founding principles, ANF is a decisively apolitical organization. We serve the poor in Nicaragua without regard to political inclination or party affiliation. 


ANF´s institutional mission is to acquire directly or through strategic partners the necessary resources to contribute substantially and sustainably to reduce the impact of poverty in the lives of the most vulnerable population in Nicaragua; providing these non-profitable resources to their beneficiaries, in an efficient, effective and transparent manner, with the assistance of a network of local partners.


A Nicaragua with greater opportunities, self-sufficiency and dignity for the poorest sectors of the population.


God – Human solidarity – Generosity – Honesty – Trustworthiness – Responsibility – Respect

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