The Cuban American Friendship Society (CAFS) was formed in 1981 by a small group of individuals in the United States and Cuba with a shared interest in building bridges. Not bridges of steel and concrete but bridges between people. Bridges between communities and bridges between countries.
For too long, Cuba and the United States had been isolated from each other. After a trip to Cuba, CAFS's founders decided that only through direct connections and exchanges based on the principle of mutual respect and shared benefit could Cubans and people from the United States come together.
The Cuban American Friendship Society recognized that solving the problems of our time requires engagement, discussion, and most of all human interactions. CAFS and the varied visits to Cuba we offer and coordinate build these bridges. Our current programs fall under the legal Cuba travel categories of Support for the Cuban People and Professional Research and Meetings.