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Co-founded by Cynthia Prime and Linda Schultz, Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO) believes that every child deserves a nurturing environment, abundant in love, care and opportunities for growth. In particular, we focus on transforming the lives of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in Eswatini, especially those in child-headed households.

Our approach is anchored in hope, comprehensive care, and Christ-centered programs that revolve around:

Health — nurturing a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Opportunity — supporting both academic learning and development of life skills.

Purpose — encouraging a sense of personal worth.

Empowerment — to overcome and achieve their full potential.

Cynthia Prime
Linda Schultz

How we work

As a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, SOHO has two subsidiaries: Seeds of Hope Outreach and Hope Seekers Alliance. Registered in Eswatini, they serve as “feet on the ground” to implement our programs. Through Seeds of Hope we operate a multi-purpose center in Nhlambeni that serves meals on a daily basis and provides education for preschoolers, as well as health clinics, tutoring and enrichment programs. Seeds of Hope Outreach also has a center in a squatter’s camp in nearby Sidvokodvo that provides children with daily meals, nurturing and enrichment programs. 

Hope Seekers Alliance is the umbrella organization responsible for the management of our newest venture: Lentsaba Children’s Village & Farm. Located in the Shiselweni region, this mountain farm will provide education, housing, and basic health care for up to 250 orphans and vulnnerable children.

Where we work

Eswatini is a small, landlocked kingdom in southeastern Africa, bordered by Mozambique in the northeast and surrounded by South Africa. Formely known as Swaziland, the country is known for its natural beauty, game reserves and festivals highlighting its culture.

Yet Eswatini struggles with significant challenges, most notably the world’s highest rate of HIV/AIDS. This has led to an increasing population of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs). More than 57% of the population is under the age of 20. Children have lost parents and the traditional safety net of extended family is either unwilling or unable to take care of them, thus 10% of Eswatini households are led by children. These child-headed households are susceptible to abuse and exploitation. Malnutrition is a common problem. With girls heading most child-led households, one in three face sexual abuse.

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 How you can help

Every act of giving, no matter how small, has the power to profoundly impact the life of a child in need. Your generosity can provide nourishment, clothing, and educational opportunities that offer immediate relief and long-term benefits to children who lack food and access to clean water. 

At SOHO, we ensure that every monetary donation is allocated to areas of utmost need, maximizing the positive impact of your contribution.