Emergency Appeal

Mexico Earthquake Relief – MA-NE

A devastating 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico on September 19. All the children and staff in our NPH Mexico home are safe. Our homes in Miacatlán and Cuernavaca, however, suffered millions of dollars in damage that puts the children at risk.


We need your help to rebuild and repair areas of our homes including:

  • The Miacatlán Dining Hall – We have 500 children eating outdoors on our main patio, and food is being prepared in a makeshift kitchen.
  • The Cuernavaca Boys’ Dorm – We had to set up space to temporarily relocate our 60 boys because their dorms are not habitable.
  • The Elementary and Middle School buildings – Both these structures suffered damage and need urgent repair.
  • The Entrance Wall – Part of the wall, which is vital to the security of our grounds, collapsed and must be repaired quickly.
  • The Agricultural Warehouse – This building must be demolished and rebuilt.

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Dining hall in Miacatlán, exterior wall in Miacatlán and Guest/visitor house in Cuernavaca

Your generosity will greatly impact the NPH Mexico family and allow us to continue caring for the children in our homes.


Please give generously. Thank you for your support.

Donations to NPH USA, Federal Tax ID # 65-1229309, are tax-deductible as provided by law.


NPH USA supports the homes, healthcare and educational programs of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.

NPH Mexico’s main home is 77 miles south of Mexico City and only 48 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter. There is also a home in Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, TX. Older children attend school and live in Cuernavaca, Monterrey or Mexico City.

At top: rubble inside the museum adjacent to the clinic in Miacatlán