NPH USA is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children through supporting the Nuestros Peque Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for Our Little Brothers and Sisters) network of orphanage homes and their outreach programs in nine countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.  NPH children are not available for adoption; instead they form a part of a larger, stable family environment that gives them a chance to focus on education and personal growth, knowing that a loving support system will always be in place for them.  They are taught the importance of hard work, sharing with others, and the responsibility of maintaining a happy home.


Father Mike Foley has been a frequent visitor to NPH homes over the years.  Below, Father Mike is pictured at NPH El Salvador in November of 2014 with two of the pequea±os.  The children who live in NPH homes are called pequea±os, the Spanish word that translates to little ones in English. 

 Father Mike

In the spring of 2014, a group of pequeños from NPH Nicaragua were hosted by OLW families while the group was on a three week long fundraising and awareness raising tour of the Chicago area.  During that time, the group performed at a weekend's worth of Masses at OLW
and the parish threw a big fundraising fiesta for them in the gym.  

 


In June of 2014, three members of the Koperdowski family (Peter, Natalia and Alec) from OLW Parish joined a mission trip to NPH Nicaragua.  Below is a picture of Natalia Koperdowski with one of the pequeños at NPH Nicaragua. 


Governments in the countries where NPH operates are quick to send orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children to live in an NPH home, but those same governments do not provide financial support to the NPH homes.  For that, NPH depends on the generosity of thousands of donors giving what they can to support the least of God's people His Little Brothers and Sisters.  The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

You may support the efforts of NPH USA to help the orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children of NPH by sending a check, made payable to NPH USA, to:

NPH USA

134 N LaSalle Suite 500
Chicago, IL  60602

 

You may also make a secure online gift via credit card by visiting the NPH website (www.nphusa.org) and clicking on the blue DONATE button in the upper right hand corner of the homepage.

 For more information please contact Jan at jswiderek@comcast.net

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!




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