Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery

by Mission Smile
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery
Nourish 1000 Malnourished Children 4 Cleft Surgery

Summary

Mission Smile nutrition team has supported 1000 cleft children in North east India and helped restore both health and smile of the malnourished children. Currently another 1000 patients are enrolled in the program. The Nutrition Programme mandates to provide free counselling, medicines & food supplements to such children but is not being able to due to paucity of funds. With help of kind donors we plan to help the malnourished children attain the perfect health for cleft surgery.

$10,000
total goal
$8,277
remaining
18
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Many cleft children remain untreated as are malnourished and hence physically unsafe for surgery. The problem starts in infancy due to their inability to receive effective breast-feeding which is the principal source of nourishment for babies in developing countries. Cleft children have an impaired sucking mechanism which makes breastfeeding tiring for the child. The problem is further compounded by lack of knowledge of the parents in different methods and positions to feed the cleft babies.

Solution

Mission Smile's Nutrition Department is a very important part of its comprehensive care for cleft surgery. The team helps severe and acute malnourished children in the age group of 6 months to 5 years to gain good health, prepare them for cleft surgery and regain good health post operation. It's a facility-based 2 months program which provides nutritious counselling,mother's training, food & medication. The patients are discharged from the program only after complete recovery.

Long-Term Impact

This program has 2 way impact. First 1000 malnourished cleft children will be nourished to attain good health. Next, with reduce risk of surgery, they will be operated for their smile restoration. Cleft children are socially neglected and are known to have low self esteem. Smile restoration has a permanent impact that makes the children socially accepted, boost their self confidence and brings new life to the grief stricken family.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.missionsmile.org

Organization Information

Mission Smile

Location: Kolkata, Bidhannagar - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OpSmileIndia
Project Leader:
Mission Smile
Guwahati, Assam India
$1,723 raised of $10,000 goal
 
21 donations
$8,277 to go
Donate Now
$10
USD
Nutrition Package Cost for 1 cleft children-Food supplement, Medicine,transportation from interior villages to centre,nutrition counselling. This will make 1 child healthy and fit for cleft surgery
$20
USD
Medicine Cost for 10 cleft children-good vitamins supplements, deworming tablets, med for any specific illness affecting weight growth. Such medicines are duly supervised by expert pediatrician.
$50
USD
Medicine Cost for 300 cleft children-good vitamins supplements, deworming tablets, med for any specific illness affecting weight growth. Such medicines are duly supervised by expert pediatrician.
$100
USD
Food Supplement for 10 cleft children. Children with cleft have difficulty in feeding and are low weight. After 6 months they are given easy food supplement and proper counselling for weight gain.
$500
USD
Food Supplement for 50 cleft children. Children with cleft have difficulty in feeding and are low weight. After 6 months they are given easy food supplement and proper counselling for weight gain.
$700
USD
Medicine Cost for 500 cleft children-vitamins supplements, deworming tablets, med for any specific illness affecting weight growth. Such medicines are duly supervised by expert pediatrician.
$1,000
USD
NutritionPackage Cost for 100 cleft children-Food supplement, Medicine,transportation from interior villages to centre,nutrition counselling. This will make 100 child healthy and fit for cleft surgery
$5,000
USD
Food Supplement for 500 cleft children. Children with cleft have difficulty in feeding and are low weight. After 6 months they are given easy food supplement and proper counselling for weight gain.
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Mission Smile has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.