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
- 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.
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 www.sos-usa.org.