Every year more than
170,000 children are
born with cleft lip and/or palate.
Most can't afford surgery.
Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where millions of children are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly and aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job.
Shame & Isolation
Being born with a cleft in a developing country is truly a curse. Every baby born in Uganda with a cleft is given the name Ajok which means literally, “cursed by God” with some newborns killed or abandoned right after birth.
The Good News
The good news is every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.