Moses* was abandoned in a public toilet in the busy capital city of Ivory Coast, West Africa. He was just days old. By the time he was found, Moses was covered in worms and faeces. Only rapid emergency medical care saved his life.
SOS Children's Villages UK supports our sister organisation in Ivory Coast to run a temporary home for vulnerable children like Moses who are in need of immediate care. When Moses could not be reunited with his family he was found a home in the SOS Village nearby where he was cared for by his trained SOS Mother and new brothers and sisters.
Two years later, Moses is happy and healthy and thriving with his SOS Family.
SOS Children's Villages UK was set up 50 years ago to help children like Moses and the millions more who need the support of a loving family and a secure home.
World Orphan Week ran from February 3-10, 2018
*We have changed Moses’s name to protect his identity