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We work towards every child growing up in a loving family home, so that they flourish and reach their full potential.

Our work is possible thanks to donors and child sponsors. Learn about sponsoring a child.

What do we do?

Together with our supporters, we help the world’s most vulnerable children and families.

  • We prevent children from ending up alone by helping families stay together.
  • When a child is orphaned or abandoned, we provide them with a loving family home in an SOS Children’s Village.
  • We provide quality education and healthcare in these communities.

We also help during emergencies, and are currently bringing emergency relief to children and families in Syria, as well as those affected by Ebola in West Africa. Thanks to our supporters, we have been transforming young lives for over 60 years.

Where do we work?

There are SOS Children’s Villages, and associated community programmes, in 125 countries around the world. These span Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. You can sponsor a child in many of these countries. See where we work.

What are Children’s Villages?

Find out how you can give a child a loving family in an SOS Children’s Village. 

Any questions?

Explore our child sponsorship FAQs, or get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! Here are our contact details. You can also sign-up to receive free email updates about our work around the world.

Alternatively, find out why child sponsorship with SOS Children is special.


With SOS Children you can sponsor Zimbabwean children and give them a loving family home.