The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative has been a part of the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters) family since 2017.  You can learn more about the history of our partnership with NPH on our NPH: Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos page. 

NPH will be providing periodic updates that we will share in the bulletin and on the website to help us stay current on their amazing work!


Dear Parishioners,

The mission of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) – meaning ‘our little brothers and sisters’ – is to transform the lives of vulnerable children in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year, we supported almost 7,000 children, both living in our homes and in the community.

NPH began in 1954 by Father William Wasson in Mexico, who welcomed over 32 orphaned children into his home the first year. Over time, his model to love, educate and nurture orphaned, and vulnerable children grew to what it is today.

I want to share a recent story of a young boy Modesto, who joined the home in Mexico in 2015, because his family lacked resources to take care of him.

When Modesto arrived at NPH at 11 years old, he had never gone to school before, and his education was at the level of a 7-year-old. He started elementary school at NPH and was extremely frustrated being in a class with children younger than he was.

Time passed, and Modesto continued to advance in his classes. Thanks to his persistence, and to his dedicated teachers and staff, Modesto was able to catch up in his studies and skip the 8th grade. He now studies in Cuernavaca at our technological high school.

Modesto has a dream to be the first in his family to go to college. He grew up watching his family struggle with low paying jobs, which is why achieving a college degree and breaking the cycle that he grew up in is his new ambition.

Modesto is grateful for NPH supporters because without you and NPH, basic education and college most likely would not have been an option.

Thank you for choosing to be a large part of the NPH family.

In faith and with gratitude, 

Andrea Nahigian
Donor Relations Director- East Coast 

NPH Update: Modesto’s Story