Sodzo International is a faith-inspired, evidence-driven 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to advance the well-being of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The Global Problem
There are a variety of converging and catastrophic events that force a child to leave home to live on the streets. In speaking with the children, we found they have experienced everything from physical and sexual violence, to being kicked out of their homes after a parent has decided there are too many children under one roof, or to being orphaned after HIV/AIDS took the life of a loved one. As children are driven to the streets, the closest thing to family they can find is a group centered substance abuse, violence, and a shared despair from the lack of a brighter future.