EMPOWERING CHILDREN & piloting social business 

For families in Puerto Varas, Chile, access to affordable fresh food is severely limited due to poor conditions for traditional farming and unregulated fish production. In partnership with Cornell University and Fundación Chile, SOS Children’s Villages aims to provide a sustainable—and profitable—agricultural model for Puerto Varas through SOS Aquaponics. After 52 years of life-saving work to support Chile’s orphaned and abandoned children, this innovative pilot will allow us to reshape our operations and transition to a self-sustaining social business model – increasing our impact and sustainability in Latin America and, eventually, worldwide.

Your tax-deductible gift to SOS Children’s Villages USA provides children in Puerto Varas with:

  •        - A stable home and loving family through the proven and effective SOS Village program                  model (est. 1949).
  •        - Fresh, nutritious produce via hydroponic technology.
  •        - Education access and enrichment opportunities including new and valuable vocational                  skills in aquaponics.
  •        - A sustainable solution for quality care that does not rely on private funding and                              consistently reinvests in local communities.


Watch your donation go the extra mile with SOS Aquaponics. Give today, and see the results tomorrow and beyond.

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is the largest non-governmental organization devoted to the care of orphaned and abandoned children. We build families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children in 134 countries. Active in Chile since 1965, today we support more than 10,000 vulnerable children with long-term interventions at 14 SOS Villages, nine SOS Youth Homes, and 12 SOS Community Centers in the country. Worldwide, SOS impacts the lives of over 1 million children across 135 countries. Learn more at

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