Sponsor a child in Venezuela
Venezuela has one of the world's largest-known oil deposits, but the nation's extreme wealth reaches only a few. Nearly half the population lives in poverty in shanty towns and slums, the most infamous of which sprawl over the hillsides around the capital, Caracas. Countless children are subjected to a childhood of squalor and deprivation.
You can help give a home, a mother and a happy family childhood to a child facing a life against this backdrop:
Our work in Venezuela
We have been working in Venezuela since 1979. There are currently three SOS Children's Villages in the country.
La Cañada, Maracaibo
In 1979, SOS Children built their first Village in the north of the Venezuela, where the majority of the population live. We called it La Cañada after the municipality in which it is located. We also built a nursery, school and social centre.
We opened SOS Children's Village Ciudad Ojeda in 1983 in the centre of Ojeda, a small town on the eastern shores of Lake Maracaibo. There is a nursery in the village and we later built a social centre.
Our third location in Venezuela was established at Maracay in the year 2000. Maracay is an industrial town near Valencia.
1999 flood disaster: Delivering essential support at a time of crisis
In December 1999, Venezuela was hit by torrential rain. Many people lost their homes in the floods. As a result, SOS Children's Villages set up an emergency relief programme, which lasted for four months. People were given medical supplies, tools and household implements and were also helped in their search for missing relatives.
Aldeas Infantiles SOS Venezuela
Apartado Postal No. 70940 Caracas, Distrito Capital 1071A Venezuela
Tel: +58/212 234 1290, +58/212 239 0470, +58/212 239 1514
Fax: +58/212 234 6663