The situation in Haiti is becoming increasingly dramatic. The rampant gang crime and violence of recent years has clearly left its mark on families and especially on children. Many families have had to leave their homes or have at least taken their children out of the danger zone around Port au Prince. But the supply situation is critical. In addition to education, access to regular meals at the schools run by nph and St. Luc is an essential element in helping to give the children a future. Many children come to class without having eaten anything that day. And for many, the school lunch is the only hot balanced meal they receive. As the saying goes, "An empty stomach doesn't like to study." ... that's true. But hunger has even more far-reaching consequences: Hunger weakens the immune system and stunts a child's development. Through the school meals program, a valuable contribution is made to give children the chance for healthy development and a better future.
nph (nuestros pequeños hermanos - our little brothers and sisters) was founded in 1954 by Padre William Wasson in Mexico. nph Kinderhilfe Lateinamerika e. V. was founded in 1985 and is located in Karlsruhe and Berlin, Germany.
nph creates life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged and vulnerable children and youth living in extreme conditions. Through a comprehensive approach that embraces the whole child, nph supports children to become independent, caring adults who give back to their communities – shaping better futures for themeselves, their families and their world.
nph is based in nine Latin American countries and supports more than 3.000 children and youth on their way to lead an independent and self-determined life.