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one life at a time


Project Dates

  • No currently-planned projects.

  • If you are interested in participating in a project in this country, please contact the country coordinator.


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.


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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.











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