Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos
While Rev. William Wasson was working at a church in Cuernavaca, Mexico, an orphaned teenager broke into the church and stole 500 pesos. Rather than press charges, Fr. Wasson asked the judge for custody. By the end of the week, the judge had placed eight more young men in Fr. Wasson’s care. An orphanage was soon built to provide consistent care.
Fr. Wasson, who passed away in 2006, served more than 15,000 children and founded orphanages in nine countries, called Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), where children are given unconditional love and permanency.
When children reach the age of 18, they are required to dedicate at least one year in service of others. Afterward, some children find jobs and others attend college. Though only one percent of all children in Mexico attend college, 20 percent of NPH’s children receive a university education, thanks to Fr. Wasson and NPH’s nurturing staff.