The Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Foundation (NPH) offers opportunities to children and young people in the Dominican Republic
The organization promotes the comprehensive development of socially marginalized children and young people
The region of San Pedro de Macoris, home to the headquarters of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos in the Dominican Republic, once provided the country with one of its main sources of income thanks to the sugar industry. However, the closure of many sugar plantations where hundreds of families -many of Haitian origin- earned their livelihoods, has meant that the province is full of bateyes: settlements of Haitian immigrants living in overcrowded, extremely unhealthy conditions below the poverty line and practically invisible to the Dominican authorities.
This situation affects children in particular, who are exposed to hunger, a lack of schooling, social exclusion, neglect and violence.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos promotes the comprehensive development of 430 vulnerable Dominican boys and girls to whom it guarantees nutrition, medical care and education, offering them the tools they need to become masters of their own future, integrated citizens, both socially and in the workplace, and committed to their own community.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos provides them with a safe and affectionate family environment and supports them in their development throughout all their educational stages (infants, primary, secondary, vocational training and university). The main goal is to restore their dignity and give them back hope so that they can build their own future, which will undoubtedly be full of possibilities.
Fundación MAPFRE supports NPH with the design of personalised nutritional programs, medical care, schooling, empowerment and training programs to offer equal opportunities to this population and to prevent any child from missing out on their right to education and health for economic or gender-based reasons.