September 28, 2020

Serve our Children

Sister Natividad Gonzalez La Victoria, Santo Domingo, D. R.

The Nutritional Center

„Niño Jesús”

celebrates its anniversary. For 30 years it has been taking in all children who, for various reasons, were malnourished in their first few years.

The Nutritional Center is a non-profit organization founded on September 8, 1990. It is supported by the national and international staff of the Community of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary.
Its aim is to provide a meal and other assistance to malnourished children aged 6 months to 5 years in and around the city of La Victoria every day from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We currently have 120 children and we provide them with health services, medical care, daily food, hygienic care, daily transport for the children from the area, age-appropriate education and training for their parents.

Through the religious and moral education that parents and children receive, we want to shape a society with values ​​and thus raise new people in which the basic law of love triumphs. We have been serving this goal with pleasure for 30 years and would like to continue this important mission.

The experience of the pandemic

has shown us new ways to continue fulfilling our mission. Because we cannot take the children into the Center at the moment, we decided to prepare the food every week and bring it home for them. This new way has helped us to get direct contact not only with the children and their parents, but we got to know the whole family, their houses and their economic situation in this very difficult time.

We thank God and our Mother Thrice Admirable from Schoenstatt for all help and protection. And we are really grateful for the support we have received and will continue to receive from all of the people who have helped us over these 30 years. Many children have passed through our nutrition center. Today they are men and women who take on responsibility in society.

Thank you very much for your prayers and your sacrifices and your financial support, so that these children and their families have something to eat and the opportunity to live their lives humanely and as children of God.