As a consequence of the devastatingly high rate of HIV/AIDS in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), an increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children are left with the responsibility of running their household. With dead or missing parents children are pressed into the role of care giver, facing uncertainties with regard to personal safety, education, health care and any future prospects of a life worth living.
Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO) is a faith based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Washington and Indiana, working in eSwatini to transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, particularly those in child headed households through hope filled, holistic programs that heal, educate, feed, nurture and empower them.
SOHO’s long term vision for orphans and vulnerable children in AIDS affected communities is a safe living environment where the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of children are addressed, education is supported and skills are developed such that the children embrace their God-given, personal worth and reach their full potential.
SOHO engages with an international network of collaborators and volunteers to provide programs and services that work to heal, educate, feed, empower and nurture orphans and vulnerable children.