SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
We work to prevent family breakdown and care for children who have lost parental care, or who risk losing it. We work with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are respected and fulfilled.
We are non-governmental and non-denominational. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted partners in places where we can contribute to social development.All the work we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide. Your help is needed too.
These are the principles that guide our decisions, actions and relationships. They are the cornerstones of our long history of making a difference in children's lives.
Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.
We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we share in the development of their communities.
Courage - We take action. Commitment - We keep our promises. Trust - We believe in each other. Accountability - We are reliable partners.