On 10th October new SOS foster mothers welcomed guests celebrating the opening of SOS Children’s new village in Chipata, Zambia!
In Chipata one in six children are orphans. “Filthy, hungry and with nothing. You wouldn’t believe the state the children are in when they come to us”, confided Mulenga-Chilambo, Village Director. But as the charity SOS Children reported, the children no longer have to worry about the hardships they have suffered in their short lives. Now settling in with their new SOS foster months, they have the love and security they need to flourish.
The children are now living in family homes headed by their SOS foster mother. Each home has a large living space, a kitchen, two bathrooms, bedrooms with bunk-beds for the children, a porch and garden. The gardens have a vegetable plot, so the children can learn the skills to produce food for themselves and their families.
By donating its profits from selling organic baby clothes from babies with love is supporting the new nursery school, where toddlers in the village, and the surrounding community, will access education for the first time.
Alongside SOS Children, all the new families and the many UK supporters that have made Chiapata Village possible, we are so happy to see the wonderful celebrations and look forward to watching the children grow up!