We have continued our support for the SOS Children's Village since the earthquake disaster in 2008
The earthquake in Sichuan province on 12 May 2008 was one of the worst natural disasters in China's history. Approximately 87,000 people died, with many children losing their parents or their entire family. SOS Children's Villages in Chengdu was designated as the official reception centre for these children, and the Hempel Foundation offered immediate financial assistance. The Foundation has continued its support for the SOS Children's Village, and currently supports a family home for 8 children and an SOS foster-mother.