91,786 services provided in 2023

Our Impact: Outreach Programs

Fr. William B. Wasson, founder of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), believed in raising children to be responsible and share with others. As a result, all of the NPH homes assist people in their communities in a variety of ways. Whether it be responding to a natural disaster or local crisis, or partnering with national child welfare agencies, saving children and their families takes the combined resources of NPH and our partner organizations. Together, we implement the best care practices and customize our services to meet the needs of the surrounding area while ensuring that we adhere to local legal, ethical and cultural standards. By uniting international and local efforts, we are able to achieve meaningful progress in the community.

Country Realities

According to various reports of the countries where NPH works:

• BOLIVIA: The legal working age is just 10 years old and 850,000 to 1 million children work.

• DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: One out of four people do not have access to clean water.

• EL SALVADOR: 70% of children aged 16 and 17 do not have access to secondary education.

• GUATEMALA: Nearly 60% of people live below the poverty line.

• HAITI: More than 65% of the labor force do not have formal jobs.

• HONDURAS: Has high poverty and school dropout rates.

• MEXICO: Over 30,000 children participate in gangs, which offer false impressions of a family, income and protection to those who have none.

• NICARAGUA: Violent civil unrest has continued since April 2018.

• PERU: The risk of major infectious diseases is very high.

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Sources: The CIA World Factbook, The World Bank, and UNICEF

NPH Community Outreach Programs

NPH’s Community outreach programs vary by country, but typically include scholarships for local students to both NPH and non-NPH schools, health services, donations of food and supplies, social services, and support for Hermanos Mayores (“Older Siblings”) who grew up at the home. To learn more about a particular home’s programs, click the country on the map.


Related Information:
• Our Children
Child Protection
Child Protection in Practice at NPH
• Our Homes
• NPH OneFamily Program
Healthcare Programs
St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, Haiti
• Outreach Programs Fact Sheet
Education Programs
Higher Education Program
The Seattle Institute Leadership Program
Girls’ Empowerment Programs
Sustainability Programs
Nutrition at NPH

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