We want to take the opportunity to highlight some of the areas of our work that your donation will support...

🌍 Outreach

Your donation will help provide year round outreach efforts from our experienced programme team. Our extensive outreach network reaches the most remote and rural areas of Ethiopia, allowing our team to identify infants born with cleft lip and palate and raise vital awareness at a local and regional level - about cleft lip and palate as well as more complex facial disfigurement.

🚌 Access

Your donation will help address barriers to families in rural areas accessing vital treatment for cleft lip and palate.

There are many barriers to children accessing cleft care in rural areas but one of the main issues is geographical distance from facilities that provide surgery. Our programme team provide transport, accommodation, PPE and food for children and their guardians.

🍃 Nutrition

Your donation will also help provide vital nutritional support to infants and children who do not meet the required health/weight requirements to receive safe cleft surgery.

Nutritional support includes targeted food packages containing produce such as fortified milk powder and enriched peanut butter, which will help children with healthy weight gain. Our programme team continue give advice around nutrition to local health workers and families who have children impacted by cleft.
These are just some of the ways your donation will help a child with a cleft lip and palate, reach life changing surgery.