In 1954, a boy was arrested for stealing from the poor box of a small church in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. The young priest in charge, Father William Wasson of the United States, was unwilling to press charges against this “thief.” Instead, he asked for custody of the boy. One week later, the judge sent him eight more homeless boys. By year’s end, 32 boys were in residence and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ (NPH), Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters,” was born.
Over 18,100 children have grown up in the NPH family, which now operates homes in eight additional countries: Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Bolivia. Today, over 3,300 children are being cared for in a loving, secure environment.
Otis Mcallister is proud to participate in the “Bags of Love” program, an initiative of our distributor EMD Sales which is located in Baltimore, Maryland. EMD Sales focuses on helping low income families from predominantly Latin-American neighborhoods throughout the country.
As part of the program, families send letters with their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year in 200 words or less. The chosen family wins a bag full of products worth an estimated $150.00, which includes many known products such as our Super Lucky Elephant Jasmine rice and our La Sirena seafood.