Surviving the Trauma of Syria’s War


Surviving the Trauma of Syria's War

More than half of Saleh’s 10-year-old life has been about one thing—war. War took his father away leaving behind only a bloody pair of boots. Saleh keeps them in his closet as his only reminder. “How long will the war last?” he wonders. “Will I see my friends again? Would they even recognize me?” 

A Rough Start to Life


A Rough Start to Life

At just four days old, Michael was brought to SOS Children’s Villages Isolo in Nigeria. He was severely malnourished and neglected—weighing less than 3 pounds. Tiny, weak and vulnerable, he had been found in a group of stolen children who were being transported across the country. 

From Homeless to Hopeful


From Homeless to Hopeful

Aisha and Wazo found themselves alone on the street one day. Being only five and four years old, the sisters did not know their way home. They cried out for their mother—but she was gone. They had been abandoned. 

Providing shelter and care for migrant children in Honduras


As hundreds of children are left without parental care after unsuccessful attempts to follow the “migrant caravan” to the Mexico-U.S. border, SOS Children’s Villages Honduras is caring for a growing number of unaccompanied children on a temporary basis. 

Giving thanks for a loving home

11/19/2018:  Barbara’s first day at SOS Children’s Villages was also her 17th birthday. It was the best birthday present, and an immense relief, to finally reunite with her brother, whom she hadn’t seen for months. It was also the day of the village's big Thanksgiving celebration.

Will you try our sweet potato pie?

11/16/2018:  As you prepare your Thanksgiving meal and gather around the table with your loved ones, children at SOS Children’s Villages will be doing the same. Carline, who grew up in the village in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, shares her childhood sweet potato pie recipe that she learned from her SOS mother. Enjoy!

My twin boys are the light of my life


Today is the fifth day of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. This final day of celebration is focused on the love shared between siblings. As the mother of 19-month-old identical twin boys, I have a new appreciation for this special bond.

Celebrate Diwali, and the triumph of light over darkness

11/5/2018:  Today is the first day of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrated by millions of people in India and around the world. Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Will you make a gift to SOS Children’s Villages this Diwali?


Helping Vulnerable Children Overcome Challenges and Become Independent Adults

10/5/2018:  Elida López has dedicated 30 years to being an SOS Mother at the SOS Children’s Village in Retalhuleu, Guatemala, caring for around 20 children over the years.

The Gift of Childhood: You Rescued Iyana

10/4/2018:  When Iyana first came to the SOS Village, she cried herself to sleep most nights. With lots of love and patience, Iyana now calls her SOS Mother one of her best friends.

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