December 13 2018 :
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.
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.
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?”
November 28 2018 :
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.
November 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.
November 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!
November 9 2018 :
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.
November 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?
October 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.
October 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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