Student Orphan Aid Program is a nonprofit organization based in the United States. We are devoted to ending poverty by providing financial support to orphans and individuals lacking the financial resources to achieve their educational dreams. SOAP’s vision is to build a future of self-sufficient societies with the intent of increasing human prosperity through education.
Many people in developing countries are living in poverty. It is our firm belief that the chief cause is the lack of opportunities they need to improve their situation. One of the key opportunities that SOAP and its donors can give to an individual in these circumstances is the chance to gain an education.
Our approach is to provide opportunities for an education that many of these people so desperately want, need and deserve.
Our dream doesn’t stop there!
We believe a person who has obtained an education will be in a position to improve their lives, their community and help provide opportunities for others. This will create a self-sustaining and growing improvement of living standards in the areas these people live in. It may seem like a small thing to educate one or two people; however, if you teach one or two, and they teach others, this improvement will grow exponentially. The following saying summarizes our purpose: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.”