A story from December 2021

"I always felt sad and I really tried my best to get him help but I didn't know where to go. He has not been able to attend school — no one can understand his speech apart from me. When I heard that treatment was available and for free, I was happy beyond words. I am hopeful that now he will be able to attend school and make friends." Read more

A story from December 2021

"I was also born with cleft lip, I had surgery when I was child. I was always worried that one of my children would be born with one too. When my son was born I was scared — even though I had experienced it myself. My husband was also scared because our community is scared and ashamed of such things. My son is a happy child now and not aware of the communities discrimination, but I know the experience — and when I heard of this opportunity I was so happy, beyond words.” Read more

A story from December 2021

It’s amazing to see that what I dreamed of for our child has come true. My daughter is beautiful and she was always beautiful. It made me really happy when I saw her face for the first time after the surgery. And I know when she grows up and hears the story of how she got treatment, she will feel lucky that she was to receive it at this young age. She will feel happier than me. Thank you for all you did for our daughter and our family. Read more

Meserat

We met Meserat during our 2020 Complex Surgical Programme, she was born with a nasal deformity and had experienced bullying because she looked different to her peers. Meserat received complex facial reconstructive surgery and we also saw her grow in confidence throughout her operation and recovery journey Read more

Fayisa

When Fikert's son Fayisa was born with a cleft lip she was extremely worried, her first son had passed away just a few months after he was born, so when Fayisa was born with a cleft lip Fikirt told us that she did not consider he would survive. Luckily Fayisa received surgery for his cleft lip in October 2020. Read more

Ferhan

Read about how Ferhan was supported with our Covid Response Programme whilst he waited for surgery for his cleft palate Read more

Indiya

Sariya travelled to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa with her 10 month old daughter Indiya, after she had been identified as needing treatment for her cleft lip and palate by Project Harar. Read more