It all began in August 1954 with a street boy in Mexico who had stolen money from the offertory box in the church of Father Wasson in order to satisfy his hunger. Father Wasson asked to be given custody of the boy to keep him from prison. The next day, the judge of the Juvenile Court sent him more kids to care for. A week later, there already were eight of them and at the end of the year, 32 street kids were living with him. Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters", had been founded.
Until today, more than 15.000 children have found a new home in our family. Children's villages have been established in eight more countries: in Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Bolivia. Presently, about 3.500 children can grow up in these loving and protected surroundings.
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The history of 'Our Little Brothers and Sisters'