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 "Dear friends, please accept my most sincerest thanks for your donations! It is through your support that we are able to offer sustainable care to children affected by cleft lip and palate in more than a dozen countries. We can finance the necessary operations and - where possible - follow-on treatments such as orthodontics and speech therapy. The cooperation with local doctors and therapists in our project countries is very close. Only capacity building that is anchored in the country itself has a long-term effect. In the name of all cleft children and their families I would like to thank you for your help. Every donation helps and gets to where it is needed most."

Prof Dr med Frank Feyerherd, Managing Director 

Patient stories

Your donation for the twins

The case of the twin girls: our sincerest thanks to the donors!

Towards the end of last year donors were found who were able to help our Indian twin girls Lishita and Lithika. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank them most sincerely for their contributions! Recently we received some fantastic news: the little girls' state of health has stabilised.

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Santusa from Bolivia

Last hope for Santusa

Santusa from Bolivia suffered under a distinctive cleft in her face for seven years. Her sad eyes are still proof of that ordeal. Then news arrives that a doctor from La Paz can help children like Santusa. Full of hope, she, her little sister and her mother travel to the operation campaign of Dr Mamani which is held in Llallagua, a town in the Bolivian highlands.

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Aid network

Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe is guided by the principle of capacity building - helping others to help themselves - and strives to develop local competence centres and aid networks that are run by locals. The most important part of this, besides actually helping the affected children, is the support and fostering of independence and autonomy of the participating project partners and the development of our international aid network which itself continues to develop and support the help provided to the cleft children. By linking our project partners and specialists beyond political and religious borders it was possible to establish a significant network that is comprised of several disciplines and which continues to develop the comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of children with cleft lip and palate.