When families become entrapped in the cycle of poverty, it is very difficult to climb out. An estimated 1 billion children live in poverty today, according to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF.
Many parents can not adequately care for their children anymore because they lack the financial means and material support. Often a family's poverty can lead to child abandonment and placement in alternative care.
SOS Children's Villages not only cares for orphaned and abandoned children but also works directly with families to help them through tough economic times. SOS offers various forms of support to strengthen and stabilize families as much as possible so that children can grow up in their own families.
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