It began in 1954, when a young German-American priest rescued a young boy from jail, who had stolen money from the offerings of Father William Wasson's church. One home for eight homeless boys grew into nine homes in each of nine Latin American countries! They became "Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos", Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters". In the 1970's, Father Wasson invited some Canadian farmers to assist him with the agricultural practices of these homes to foster independence and self sustainability. Upon their return, the farmers began a small group adopting the name "Friends of the Orphans Canada!
Dr. Michael Maccoby, close friend of Fr. William Wasson and the NPH International Leadership Advisor, explains the philosophy that has made Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos successful for over 65 years. For subtitles in Spanish, click on CC icon.
Our mission is to provide children with food, clothing, health care and education in a family environment based on the principles of unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, work and responsibility.
Changing the World One Life at a Time
We help through fundraising, sponsorship and volunteer efforts mainly in conjunction with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH). Friends of the Orphans Canada (FOTOCAN) has helped to support projects at the NPH homes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We are expanding to include other parts of the world and within Canada where children need our services and support.
We also organize volunteer work projects, whereby Canadian volunteers have the opportunity to travel to help in a project for 1-2 weeks, living within the area and assisting with a variety of available projects.
Ever consider donating as a gift? You can send a loved one on a project to one of our homes, sponsor a child for one year, or make a straight donation toward one of our many projects within each home. Call our office today for that special gift!
Changing the world one life at a time.
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Thank you for your kindness, dear volunteers!