Cleft Surgery for Poor Children in Bangladesh



50 cleft surgeries will be performed in November 2011, following our successful mission last year. Help us give a new life to children born with cleft palates.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Every year 150,000 Bangladeshi children are born with cleft lip and palates, but surgery is very expensive and there are only 10 trained cleft surgeons in the country. Most of these unfortunate children live their lives in shame - unable to eat properly, talk, go to school and taunted by many. Many children are abandoned at birth by their parents. A simple surgery can change the life of a child forever. Please sponsor a child to lead a better life.

How will this project solve this problem?

48 successful surgeries were conducted at Hope's charitable hospital in Bangladesh in 2010. Another mission will take place this year. The surgeries will be offered free to the poor and will include follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Potential Long Term Impact

The life of a child is changed forever, enabling a shunned child to gain an education, acceptance and the ability to smile. The family no longer feels burdened with a child that cannot grow up to marry, work or be a productive member of society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $13,330

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $13,330 .  The original project funding goal was $13,300.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Iftikher Mahmood

North Miami Beach, Florida United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Cleft Surgery for Poor Children in Bangladesh
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