Vorwerk, JAFRA's parent company, is a proud sponsor of SOS Children's Villages. It's a charity dedicated to finding homes for orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world. They are currently supporting over 73,000 children in 132 countries, providing the necessities of life, education, family, medical care and hope for the future. As a member of the Vorwerk Corporation, the third largest direct selling company in the world, JAFRA is doing its part to support these children by donating a portion of their sales to the cause.
Donations have gone towards the building of three houses in the SOS Children's Village in Hyderabad, India and two houses in the SOS Children's Village of Moín in Costa Rica. Moreover, we were able to provide support for the children living in Vorwerk houses in Hyderabad up until the end of 2005. Since the beginning of 2006, the village has financed itself – mostly through local donations.
We have begun a new project with the objective to support the construction of a village in Quy Nhon, Vietnam. Houses will be planned in a simple, yet steady design and the village will be built according to ecological principles. A solar system, for example, will provide heat for warm water and lighting. Altogether, 14 houses will be built for 140 children. The project plans to have 14 SOS-mothers, 12 teachers and a number of administrative workers to take care of about 140 children around the clock.
When you support JAFRA, you will be supporting much more than a company, you will help build a village.