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About Us

SOHO’s service model focuses on health of body, mind and spirit, Opportunity to learn and grow, discovering Purpose for life, and Empowerment to achieve and overcome.

Our Story

In 2006, seventeen volunteers from various parts of the United States, Australia, and New Zealand journeyed to Swaziland, Africa with Cynthia Prime on a humanitarian mission. Alerted to the dire needs of orphans in the country, Cynthia and friends had raised funds to feed 1,000 children for one week in the area where she was to be a guest speaker at a conference. The experience was life changing. They encountered thousands of children, many lacking even the basic needs of food, clean water, and safe shelter. On that first mission, the volunteer team distributed 17,250 meals and snacks, clothing for 11,700 orphans and children in need, and performed roughly 2,500 health examinations and treatments.

What began as a short-term humanitarian effort became a life-long commitment. Cynthia Prime and her ministry partner Linda Schultz co-founded the faith-based nonprofit organization that would become SOHO, to give hope to orphans and vulnerable children. The organization’s goal is to improve the quality of the children’s lives through programs addressing their health, food security, education, spiritual nurture, and their capacity to become self-sustaining, contributing members of their community and country. SOHO currently operates two multi-purpose centers which serve 150 children daily, as well as outreach programs in various parts of the country that touch the lives of hundreds more.

Mission, vision and values

SOHO works to transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, especially those in child-headed households in AIDS affected communities. 

We are committed to: 

    • Compassion and equity
    • Love and respect 
    • Health and safety 
    • Empowerment

 

Our holistic, Christ-centered programs strive to create a safe living environment where the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of children are addressed, education is supported and skills are developed so that the children embrace their God-given, personal worth and reach their full potential.

Statistics

Although the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS has dropped from 33% in 2006 to 26%, Eswatini still has one of the highest rates in the world.

There are 100,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in Eswatini, and child-headed households account for 10% of the population.

One in three Swazi girls experiences sexual violence before the age of 18.

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.