Countries

Nine countries - many projects

Bolivia


Making a Difference
One Life at a Time.

The  project for 2014 was the Visitors Casa.  Team members  assisted with various smaller projects in the school, the visitors house, the children's home, the farm and the grounds. In the evenings the volunteers had the opportunity to spend time with the children, playing cards, doing crafts or singing.  Volunteers took the children on an excursion to the nearby pool.

NPH-Bolivia opened in April 2005, with previous accommodations in a rented house outside Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Six siblings, who were abandoned by their mother and a family of five, including an infant, whose mother died in childbirth, were the first children welcomed to the home. In order to further our charitable purposes, Friends of the Orphans, Canada (Fotocan) carries out programs and activities intended to provide homes in which orphaned and abandoned children receive food, clothing, health care and education in a family environment based on the principles of unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, work and responsibility.

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Dominican Republic


Making a difference
One life at a time.

On January 06, 2003, the NPH-Dominican family was born. NPH-Dominican started with seven children in a rented home in San Pedro de Macoris and since then it has grown quickly. The house accommodates children of all ages, from newborns to young adults.

Our first group of volunteers travelled to the home in the Dominican Republic in 2006. Projects Fotocan has undertaken either fully or in part, include a two storey primary/preschool, a maintenance building and carpentry shop, a regulation size soccer field complete with a sprinkler system and nets, a storage warehouse and a multi use centre. Some smaller projects completed by Fotocan volunteers have included play ground equipment, landscaping, sidewalks, clotheslines and gardens. We are currently in the process of requesting plans and budgets for a multi vocation and technical shop building. Future Fotocan projects will be decided upon based on the needs of the home.



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El Salvador


Making a difference
One life at a time.

Although there are no plans to send Fotocan volunteers to El Salvador in the near future, new sponsorships are always welcome.  For more information call the Fotocan office.

The current home in El Salvador was completed in 2004 in the town of Texisteque. It is quite large with educational facitlies for preschool through secondary school, clinic, administrative offices, vocational workshops,a large kitchen and dining hall, gardens, farm and homes for boys, girls and babies.Older students live at another home in Santa Ana to prepare for and attend university or technical schools. In order to further our charitable purposes, Friends of the Orphans Canada (FOTOCAN) carries out programs and activities intended to provide homes in which orphaned and abandoned children receive food, clothing, health care and education in a family environment based on the principles of unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, work and responsibility.In 1999 Father Wasson founded the sixth NPH orphanage in Santa Ana, El Salvador. As with the other NPH homes, his decision was based on the needs of the many neglected and abandoned children.


Guatemala


Making a difference
One life at a time.

The NPH Guatemala family moved from its rented facility to its permanent home in August 2003 after the basic buildings were completed.. The home is called Casa San Andres and is home to 350 orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children.

Peter and Terry After previous trips to Honduras and Guatemala with another organization, Peter ingram and Terry Donaghy became involved with NPH Guatemala, and Friends of the Orphans Canada in 2001. They have been coordinating high school groups to NPH Guatemala since 2002, and began taking adult groups in the summer in 2009. Groups from St. Jerome's at the University of Waterloo joined in 2012. Through the efforts of Peter, last winter saw almost 250 visitors to NPH Guatemala. Peter's eldest son, Nathan, has been at NPH Guatemala for almost three years and is instrumental in coordinating the groups on site at NPH. If you are interested in immersing yourself in the lives of the children of NPH Guatemala, and experiencing the vibrant culture of Guatemala.  



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Haiti


Making a difference
One life at a time.

We help children through fundraising and volunteer efforts that support Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. NPH is committed to assuring the best possible care for those children through direct programs, through service to other caregivers and support organizations.

In 1987, Father William Wasson founded Nos Petits Frères et Sœurs (NPFS), French for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters," a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenscoff, Haiti and since then it has been the permanent home for orphaned and abandoned children from age 5 to young adults. In order to further our charitable purposes, Friends of the Orphans Canada (FOTOCAN) carries out programs and activities intended to provide homes in which orphaned and abandoned children receive food, clothing, health care and education in a family environment based on the principles of unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, work and responsibility.



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Honduras


Making a difference
One life at a time.

NPH Honduras, known as Rancho Sante Fe, is located less than an hour from the capital. It is the second oldest of the NPH homes having opened in 1985. Over 400 children reside in the home with an additional 100 youths living and studying in the capital city.

The home is quite self-sufficent, having its own Montessori-based preschool, elementary school and junior high school. It also houses many vocation workshops, has its own farm with cattle, chickens and pigs. They make their own cheese, tortillas and bread plus they have vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. All of this ensures that the children of the home have plentiful and nutritious meals.  

In order to further our charitable purposes, Friends of the Orphans Canada (FOTOCAN) carries out programs and activities intended to provide homes in which orphaned and abandoned children receive food, clothing, health care and education in a family environment based on the principles of unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, work and responsibility.

A thriving, bustling community less than an hour from the nation's busy capital, Rancho Santa Fe is the second oldest of the NPH homes. Over five hundred boys and girls make their home in this vast wooded oasis in the hills—a metropolis in comparison to the surrounding quiet pueblos—while an additional one hundred youths study and live in the capital, Tegucigalpa.



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Mexico


Making a difference
One life at a time.

NPH Mexico is the oldest and first home in the NPH family with its main facility in the town of Miacatlan south of Mexico City. It is home to over 435 children and is a small town in of itself with schools, chapel, dining hall, clinic, administrative buildings, gardens and its own farm.

Additionally, 148 students attend the NPH vocational school in Cuenavaca and 70 young adults are attending university and living in Monterrey, Mexico. Another home was opened in the northern part of the country in 2008 and is home to 31 younger children. NPH Mexico is very proud of their extracurricular programs and have a dance and music troupe that travels abroad to places in the U.S., Europe and Canada to raise funds for their family in Mexico.

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ first home was established in Mexico in 1954. An old, converted sugar plantation, Hacienda San Salvador, now serves as the main facility for the large family of approximately 1,000 children. Always bustling with activity, it is located in the small village of Miacatlán, 27 miles southwest of Cuernavaca, and 77 miles south of Mexico City.


Nicaragua


Making a difference
One life at a time.

At its peak capacity, Casa Santiago and Casa Assis housed well over 300 children. In Casa Padre Wasson, there are 205 children registered with 45 attending university in Managua. New families are being accepted now that the government has reneged on an initiative regarding homeless babies placed with individual families.

Casa Madre Teresa was our first major project. This house for visitors, which includes seven bedrooms with two showers each, a spacious kitchen, laundry and dining area, was finished by fall 2011. Since then, construction projects have included retaining walls, cement stairways and sidewalks in preparation for the rainy season. Solar power was installed at Casa Madre Teresa and the electrical infrastructure was updated for the entire complex. The greenhouse roof was recovered and another truck was purchased to add to the depleting fleet.  

As of February 2014, the teams continued pouring sidewalks, planting fields and gardening flower beds and in general maintaining of the property at large. We have assisted in financing a portion of the security wall among other various projects as identified and approved by the board. July 2014 will also saw the beginning of a medical outreach program in cooperation with the local health unit and area medical personnel.



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Peru


Making a difference
One life at a time.

The arrival of the first two children back in December of 2004 marked the birth of NPH International's eighth home which is operated by our affiliated organization, NPH Peru. Now the family is comprised of children as young as one year old and up to the age of 23 with approximately 100 children calling Casa Santa Rosa home.

It is currently the smallest NPH home but it is rapidly growing and developing under the careful attention of the loving and dedicated staff of employees and volunteers. Until May 2007, the Peru home was located on rented property in Cajamarca, in the northern region of Peru. For four years after the 15 hectares of land was purchased, while awaiting construction and infrastructure of the new property, the home was temporarily located in the sunny village of Lunahuaná. In October 2011 the children were finally moved to their new and permanent home in San Vincente de Canete.

Our first group of volunteers travelled to the Peru home in 2008 to build facilities for future volunteer groups including bathrooms and showers adjacent to the existing farmhouse on the property. Each winter since 2009, groups of Fotocan volunteers have raised funds for and travelled to Peru to assist with construction of various buildings at the home. As of March 2015, in part as a result of Fotocan's projects, there are seven children's homes (with the 8th under construction), a home for the National Director, a long term volunteer home, an industrial kitchen and dining hall as well as a baby house located on the site. Each year our volunteers have taken on smaller projects to enhance the buildings or the grounds of the home. These have included building a playground, sandbox, soccer field and sun shelters along with woodworking projects, painting and landscaping.



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