Visiting Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
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 chargesagainst 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.