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Sponsor a child in Africa

Child at the SOS School Tema GhanaAfrica is a diverse, vibrant and vast continent. Yet it is also home to some of the highest rates of poverty, HIV/AIDS, and children without parental care.  

For over 40 years, SOS Children has been supporting vulnerable children and families in the African continent to flourish. At the core of our work in Africa are SOS Children's Villages. These are special communities which provide children who have been orphaned or abandoned with a new loving family home. Across 45 African countries, we care for over 16,000 children in 153 SOS Children's Villages.

“Sponsoring a child feels more special than other charitable donations - it's so much more than just giving money, it's like getting a new family member.”

Louise, who sponsors David in Uganda

Where can you sponsor a child in Africa?

To discover more about our work in a particular African country, and in which towns or cities you can sponsor an orphaned or abandoned child, click on the map below:

Africa map 2013 Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Cote d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Gambia, The Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia Somaliland South Africa Sudan South Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe


Street children are helped by SOS Children in many countries. We help street children by giving them a loving home.