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Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH)

family home in Cuernavaca Mexico

In 2005 Nellie Markus, came into contact with the organization Wereldouders and became a 'world parent' together with her partner.  WereldOuders (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, NPH) aims to structurally improve the lives of children. WereldOuders raises funds in the Netherlands for the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos organization in Latin America. The work of this organization is characterized by intensive, loving guidance of children, good (medical) care and education, both in their own homes and in the surrounding community.

One of the goals for the children specifically in the family home in Cuernavaca is to give them back their self-confidence through creative and educational projects and sports. Among others children receive drawing and painting lessons and they have recently visited the exhibition of Nancy van Overveldt in Mexico-city were they recieved a guider-tour and  the book with short stories written by Nancy van Overveldt.

For now funds are needed for the realization of one of the creative projects: La Danza de Los Viejitos (dance of the old men). The funds will be used to create the costumes. This is a special dance project to honor the traditional folk dance originally from the region of Michoacán, Mexico.


For more information about the organization all different projects please visit their website

Nancy was very fond of this specific region Michoacan and spend every year a few weeks on the Island Janitzio in Patzcuaro Michoacan. In this time of the year she always witnessed several dance ceremonies including the ''Danza de los Viejitos'', her favorite dance. Furthermore during this time on the island she gave children painting and drawing lessons.

Do you want to support the children in the family home in Cuernavaca, Mexico?

Please donate direclty to their organization:


NL 60 INGB 00 00 00 1171

Projecten Mexico/ Nellie Markus

specificatie: kostuums voor Danza de los Viejitos

Or via the crowdfunding Action (Why Donate)

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