Protecting Vulnerable Children in 9 Countries Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos fully supports nearly 3,300 vulnerable boys and girls and young adults in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Fully supported youth receive a quality education, health care services, emotional and psychological support, guidance in their spiritual formation, a home with a safe and caring family environment, and more for those with special needs and unique challenges.
An additional 2,800 children and families in local communities receive scholarships and other educational financial assistance, meals, health care services, and crisis response support, and more. Some 81,000 services were provided through community outreach programs across the region in 2020.
Environmental sustainability is a focus of NPH Nicaragua, located in Jinotepe. Some 500 solar panels adorn the rooftops of Casa Padre Wasson to help defray the cost of electricity. An expansive greenhouse project plus vegetable crops provide the home with fresh food and high-quality nutrition, including peppers, tomatoes, plantains, grapefruit, and other more. Livestock production includes chickens, pigs, cows, and fish. The Buen Samaritano program provides occupational and physical therapy, psychological care, and health care for children in the local communities of Jinotepe and Ometepe Island. After completing high school in Jinotepe, university students live and study in Managua, the capital city.
Main Home: Casa Padre Wasson
Features: School (grades K-11), vocational workshops, farms, greenhouse, agricultural production, special needs programs
Bolivia being the poorest country in South America, NPH Bolivia is eager to expand its programs to meet the needs of local families and children. The home has a unique focus on sustainable food production. Its crops include yucca and rice, plus milk and fish from its other agricultural operations. An onsite water treatment plant provides potable drinking water for the children and staff. Children attend primary school onsite then progress on to secondary school in the nearby community of Portachuelo. University students attend class, live, and work in Santa Cruz.
Main Home: Casa Padre Wasson
Features: School grades 1-6, community health clinic, vegetable gardens, fish farm, milking cow project
Casa Santa Ana sits between two extremes: poor migrant sugar cane farming settlements (bateys) and U.S. baseball professional training facilities. The proximity of the bateys helps NPH Dominican Republic serve a truly vulnerable population—undocumented Haitian workers and their families. Casa San Marcos is a special needs home especially equipped to suit the needs of its residents. Casa Santa Maria, or ‘Haiti House,’ receives cancer patients from NPH’s St. Damien Pediatric Hospital. Families stay at the facility while their young patients receive radiation therapy in Santo Domingo.
Main Home: Casa Santa Ana
Features: School grades K-11, Montessori, special education program, vocational/technical school, health clinic, agricultural production
El Salvador continues to recover from a devastating 12-year civil war. Rates of violence and crime remain high. NPH El Salvador’s Casa Sagrada Familia is nestled between Santa Ana and the smaller town of Texistepeque. Children attend class onsite through grade 9. High school and university students live in residential homes in Santa Ana. Vocational training includes carpentry, welding, sewing, and baking. A day care center serves children of working families from the local community. And children from neighboring villages receive financial and other support to attend the Casa Sagrada Familia school.
Main Home: Casa Sagrada Familia
Features: School grades K-9, health clinic, chapel, vocational workshops, farm and gardens
Seismically active Volcano Fuego can be seen in the distance from NPH Guatemala’s Casa San Andres, about an hour from Guatemala City. NPH came to the aid of several families made homeless by recent violent eruptions. Community children from neighboring poor villages attend the NPH Guatemala school alongside children in residential care.The onsite health clinic serves the children and staff of NPH, plus people from the surrounding communities. The home strives to be self-sustaining. Local crops include carrots, radishes, onions, tomatoes, chayote, and cabbage. Vocational training includes baking, cooking, sewing, welding, and carpentry.
Main Home: Casa San Andres
Features: Working farm, School grades K-9, vocational workshops, health clinic, integrated learning retail store for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. As such, NPH Haiti, known as Nos Petits Frères et Soeurs (NPFS), strives to address the needs of the poorest of the poor, raise children in a loving environment, and create future leaders. Our programs in Haiti address the complexity of challenges that poor communities face. Kay St. Germaine, Kay Gabriel, and Kay Elaine are rehabilitation outpatient centers. Father Wasson Angels of Light is both a home and school for displaced children. St. Damien Pediatric Hospital is a leading medical facility. Altogether, NPH serves tens of thousands of vulnerable Haitan children and adults annually.
Main Home: St. Hélène Foyer
Features: School grades K-8, farm, full-service pediatric hospital, rehabilitation centers, university education program
Rancho Fe is about an hour from the capital Tegucigalpa. NPH Honduras has a variety of programs to help poor children and local communities succeed, including an onsite Montessori preschool and vocational training for carpentry, electricity, sewing, hairdressing, and welding. Casa Esperanza offers temporary shelter for children in emergency situations. A soup kitchen in a nearby poor community provides daily nutrition to impoverished children. In Tegucigalpa, Casa de Los Ángeles provides 24-hour care for children with severe disabilities. And a daycare center targets single mothers in difficult circumstances who need help with childcare.
Main Home: Rancho Santa Fe
Features: School grades pre-K-9, vocational workshops, farms, agricultural production, homes for disabled children, outpatient surgery center, youth transition home
Casa San Salvador, an old converted sugar plantation in the village of Miacatlán in central Mexico, is the primary residential home of NPH Mexico. Within the campus, the home raises a large share of its own food, including chickens, sheep, pigs, and fruit and vegetables. Casa Buen Señor in Cuernavaca is home to high school students who attend the NPH technical high school. Community students also attend the high school with financial support from NPH. Young men and women attend university in Monterrey and Mexico City, with support from NPH Mexico to help them complete their studies.
Main Home: Casa San Salvador
Features: School pre-K-8, health clinic, farms, technical high school, university education program, youth transition home
NPH Peru’s Casa Santa Rosa is in San Vicente de Cañete, south of capital city Lima. The home has a vocational workshop that operates a bakery, not only teaching a useful trade to the youth but also producing bread for the home. Agriculture is another vocational focus for the home. Corn is harvested as feed for livestock and sold to generate income. Students attend school offsite, walking a short distance to a local pre-K through secondary school. University students attend class in San Vicente de Cañate or move to Lima to continue their studies. The home has a therapy center where physical and occupational therapists, some of them international volunteers, help children with motor and cognitive issues.
Main Home: Casa Santa Rosa
Features: Vocational training bakery center, farms, solar water heaters, health clinic, therapy center
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Global Fundraising Offices Helping To Protect Vulnerable Latin American and Caribbean Children
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