Free Cleft Surgery for 400 Poor Children in India

 
$29,571
$60,429
Raised
Remaining
Nov 18, 2007

India Update

Anu, age 2, before
Anu, age 2, before

The Smile Train is dedicated to helping the millions of poor children in the world who suffer from cleft lip and palate through free surgery and free training for doctors. The free surgery and related treatment that The Smile Train sponsors are performed by local medical teams in local hospitals in developing countries. This “teach a man to fish” strategy builds in-country capacity while helping very poor but very proud communities become self-sufficient, one smile at a time.

In 8 years, The Smile Train has helped more than 93,500 children in India, giving them a new smile and a second chance at life. The Smile Train partners with 121 local hospitals and its goal for this year is to help 45,000 poor children in India.

Anu, age 2, after
Anu, age 2, after
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Adina Wexelberg-Clouser

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New York, New York United States

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