Today, September 11, 2022, we are celebrating a milestone birthday: Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe turns 20! On September 11, 2002, Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V. was founded in a living room in Freiburg. Our goal from day one: to provide comprehensive and reliable help for children with cleft lip and palate in developing countries. This is what we are committed to – with passion, creativity and all our strength.
In addition to Cameroon, our initial project was India, where our aid has since developed particularly impressively: from the initial 986 surgeries provided to Indian cleft patients in 2003, the project has grown to 26 locations and more than 3,000 operations per year today. India is now our largest project country. But we also operate large and successful projects in many other countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bolivia, Vietnam and Peru, which we are constantly developing. We are able to do this thanks to our numerous loyal donors, some of whom have been with us for almost as long as our association exists – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!