Making a difference
one life at a time
suspended for 2022 - February/March
Past Canadian Projects
- team of 11 persons went in February 2020 to assist with several tasks.
- re-purposed a casa for children into a kindergarten complete with intricate paintings of scenery
- purchased paint for Casa Santa Teresa (visitor house) and the new kindergarten house
- painted all bedrooms in Casa Santa Teresa
- purchased matresses, rugs and manipulatives for this room
- assisted in working with clients at Casa Samaritano
- purchased a camera and manipulatives for use in Casa Samitano on the island as well as the new one opening on site
- painted the exterior walls and scenic inside walls of Casa Samaritano
- landscaping at Casa Azul, the hotel on Ometepe Island
- purchased all new tires and hydraulic pump for the sole tractor at Casa Padre Wasson
- purchased portable ultrasound and TENS machines and multiple therapeutic devices for Casa Samaritano's three sites
- purchased two new computers for Casa Samaritano sites
- attended church where the new piano, donated by Paul Dekker from Conway Furniture in Listowel, was played during the mass
The Home in Nicaragua - Casa Padre Wasson
- on May 11, 1994, Nicaragua became the fourth NPH-house in Central America.
- Casa Santiago and Casa Assis, in the bginning, housed well over 300 children.
- in Casa Padre Wasson, there are 205 children registered with 45 attending university in Managua.
- Casa Samaritana has two locations on the main site near Nandaime and on Ometepe Island
- the home was relocated from the island to the mainland due to Volcano Conception which erupted in 2005.
Canadian Country Coordinator
Statistics speak for themselves
- Casa Santa Teresa de Calcutta 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 Santa Teresa and the electrical infrastructure was updated for the entire complex.