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Simple Solution Provides a Lasting Result in Tahiti

' We hope to put a smile on the faces of the children and the mothers who watch over them.'

SOS children’s village in Papara, Tahiiti was founded in 1994. The village strives to provide a safe haven and shelter for children and young people who need a stable, loving home environment.

Brothers and sisters have a chance to grow up together in a home environment.


The goal of the village is to address the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each of the children who live there. Each child lives in a family group which consists of five to six children and a full-time mother who typically is an older woman.

Currently there are approximately 55 children living in the homes.

Eleven of the 20-year old homes have leaking roofs that are causing structural damage and mold issues.

The first of the eleven homes have been repaired with others being scheduled.


Arthur Perry, Welfare Manager in Papeete, Tahiti commented, “We feel so blessed to help the SOS Children's Village in Papara." 

Perry went on to say, "By repairing the roofs, we are improving the living conditions where these children reside. We hope to put a smile on the faces of the children and the mothers who watch over them.”

LDS Charities (the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Association is providing the needed materials to repair the roofs.

LDS Charities partners with organisations throughout the Pacific who understand the unique needs of the communities they serve and then assist to develop local solutions.

Mormons believe that as members of the global community, we have the obligation and responsibility to provide relief to the suffering.

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