100 Children and Counting!
In a remote lowland village surrounded by trees and expansive green fields, resides the 9th NPH home, Casa Padre Wasson, named after our NPH founder, Fr. William Wasson.
The Bolivian family began in 2005 and has expanded to their own property with 9 family-style homes that house over 100 children, volunteers and employees. Since Bolivia is the poorest country in South America, NPH is eager to grow and offer a permanent family to more impoverished children.
Since the relocation to the main facility in 2008, 3 more homes have been built to receive new members of our family. Construction of a community clinic and 4 classrooms is planned to offer more services to the NPH children and surrounding villages. Future plans include building more houses, a volunteer’s house and a school.
NPH Bolivia is fortunate to be near the community of Portachuelo, where our children attend the local parish school and church. The home is proud to have 4 university students who are some of the first children that arrived in 2005. These students are studying and living in two other cities in Bolivia. Being the newest NPH home, the family is still working on many projects. Creating a sustainable agriculture and animal production project is one goal. This would grant the home more independence of the high food prices and the program helps to involve youths in the production and planning process.
Number of Children living in the home: 101
Kindergarten Graduates: 1
Primary Graduates: 1
High School Graduates: 3
University Students: 4
Childcare workers: 13