SOS Children’s Villages promotes the well-being of children and families in Finland and many other countries. The aim is that every child will grow in a family and be loved, valued and safe. The organisation works in over 130 countries and helps children who have either lost parental care or are at risk of losing it.
Fazer has supported the work of SOS Children’s Villages for over 40 years. We support their operation in Finland, Russia and Sweden. In Finland, we support children’s villages of a new type in Niittykumpu, Espoo and Kivistö, Vantaa. In these new villages, the families live in regular urban milieus but close together. Funds raised in Sweden are directed to Ecuador, a cocoa-producing country important to Fazer, whereas in Russia, children and youth in the St Petersburg area are offered support.
Through the partnership, we want to support the organisation’s work in creating safe family environments for children and youth. Fazer as a family company has traditionally borne responsibility for the well-being of the local community. We strongly believe that the family is a great resource in an individual’s growth into a balanced adult.