For over a century, Gota de Leche has continued its mission, even through wars, famine, disease, economic and political upheavals.
In 2020, it was the first time we've ever had to keep our programs running throughout the pandemic. But with your kindness and generosity, we've managed to keep spreading the milk of human kindness through earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and COVID-19. Please help us sustain our programs for this year and for the coming decades in any way you can.
To be a dynamic and sustainable organization respected and recognized for its commitment to promote the health and well-being of children and mothers which is vital to the over-all well-being of society.
La Protección de la Infacia Inc. exists to provide nutrition support of malnourished indigent children with milk and other nutrients, through the Gota de Leche program, and to promote the health and total well-being of children and mothers through information and services.
La Proteccion de la Infancia, Inc., which was registered in 1907 oldest citizen-led charity organization in the Philippines. It is known historically as Gota de Leche, the program established by feminists and patriots in Manila in 1906. It has provided nutrition support to indigent malnourished children and breastfeeding mothers for more that 115 years, uninterrupted operations through World War II, through epidemics and disasters. Its achievements include the establishment of the first non-commercial dairy farm in the Philippines, the first puericulture/ health centers, and in 1946 the first pediatric hospital (Manila Children’s Hospital) in the country. After Supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit the country in 2013, Gota de Leche began relief outreach programs in cooperation with NGO partners, benefiting thousands of geographically isolated and vulnerable families in Northern and Central Luzon, the Visayas, and the Cordillera Autonomous Region. Gota de Leche has been duly registered and licensed to operate by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and is legally qualified to receive donations and implement government-funded projects. It is located in the Gota de Leche Heritage Building in Manila, which was declared an Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2014.