SOS Children - Sponsor a child

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 have been helping the world’s most vulnerable children and families for over 65 years.

  • We prevent children from ending up alone by supporting fragile families to stay together.
  • When a child is orphaned or abandoned, we provide them with a permanent 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 supporting children and families suffering as a result of the refugee crisis, as well as those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Where do we work?

There are SOS Children’s Villages, and associated community programmes, in 125 countries around the world – making us one of the world's largest orphan charities. These span Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. You can sponsor a child in most of these countries with SOS Children here in the UK. 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.