Raising children in our village community in Bethlehem
Mama Fadia has raised 34 children since she became an SOS parent. Over the years she has watched her children grow up and build careers and lives of their own. Nine of her children have married and had children of their own. She is currently raising three boys and three girls.
Mama Fadia said: “I love all my children. Not just the six who live in my home now, but all the children in the village, all the children who have lived with me over the years, and all the children who have lived in the village since I’ve been here. Without SOS Children’s Villages, these kids would be lost. Without food, a loving home, a mother, an education, they would be lost. These are basic needs in life.” SOS Children’s Village in Bethlehem cares for up to 126 children who are being raised in family environments with an SOS parent and brothers and sisters. We also run a family strengthening programme helping families set up businesses or getting access to essential supplies.