SOS Children's Village Natitingou

Natitingou is the capital of the Atacora province in north-west Benin.

SOS Children's Village Natitingou was built on the outskirts of town in Ourbouga, by the slip road to Djougou.

It is located on a small hill right on the main road, about 4km from the centre of town. A primary school, a technical secondary school and a hospital are around 1.5 km away and the nearest market is about 5.5 km away.

The Ourbouga area is still sparsely populated. It still only has a few makeshift huts, in which low-income small farmers live.

Many small children run around among them, very few of whom are able to go to school. SOS Children's Village Natitingou was built on about eight hectares of land that the organization had obtained from the authorities in Benin.

It consists of ten family houses, which can house up to 100 children, an administration building, the village director's house, a house for the family helpers, a multi-purpose hall and a community hall that also serves as a canteen for the children.