We donate 100% of our profit to the charity SOS Children. They build and run children's villages around the world, where SOS foster mothers care for orphaned and abandoned children. Meet the babies we support, click on their pictures to read their stories:
We sponsor babies to live in SOS Children’s Villages. We also fund Village nursery schools, click on the Village pictures to find out more:
SOS Children began in Austria, after the Second World War, and now runs 518 dedicated villages caring for more than 78,000 children. As well as providing a loving home they run 415 nurseries and schools, supporting children to go on to independent lives. Even more, they provide medical care, and family strengthening programmes.The children we sponsor have lost their parents through war, famine, disease or poverty. SOS Children works to build a community for children who have nobody to turn to. The children are cared for by an SOS Mother, they live together in houses in the village with their SOS brothers and sisters. The mums care for the whole family, comforting, celebrating; doing all the things that parents do!
This work enables children who would otherwise be left to fend for themselves, on the streets or in slums, to have a second chance in life. Their circumstances are not their fault, and by being loved, cared for, educated, they go on to lead independent and fulfilling lives, breaking the cycle of poverty and all the consequences it brings. In adulthood many become SOS uncles and aunts – still very much part of the villages and helping others who, through not fault of their own, face the challenges they have overcome.
In a recent interview with from babies with love SOS Children’s Zambia Director, Florence Phiri, explained that, for an orphaned or abandoned child, the difference a children’s village makes is huge: “when they come to the village they are given a family - brothers, sisters and a mother to look after them. They have a home and can begin a new life.”
For example, Florence described a baby girl, Namwene, who was dumped at a police station. The police brought her to a children’s village and since living there she has blossomed. Now 6 years old, Namwene is a beautiful girl who has grown in confidence - Florence remembered a day that she came in to her office and cheekily took some biscuits! Such confidence is an enormous difference, to a child who was once vulnerable, who now has a home, who is free to walk around the children’s village, her village.
To find out more about SOS Children visit their website at www.soschildren.org