250 euros: your commitment for a child’s life


For many children in the world, being born with a cleft lip and palate means living in isolation, usually with serious health problems. Without treatment, these children have no perspective to live a normal life. The first step in helping them is the operation that frees a cleft child from its obvious “flaw”. It is the first big step into a “normal” life for a cleft child.

An operation costs 250 euros. It changes a child’s life. A small amount that makes great changes happen. It opens new opportunities in life for a child and their  family. A one-time investment, with which you clear the way into a new, better life for a cleft child.



What can I expect as a surgery sponsor?

As a surgery sponsor, you finance one or more operations for a cleft child. These surgical procedures change the child’s life. This is a one-time donation, you do not make any permanent commitments.

The attending doctor documents every operation in our patient database. With before and after pictures and information about the child and their family. After your donation has been put to use – approximately four to eight weeks after receipt of the donation – you will receive an email from us with the link to “your” child’s patient record and further information about the treating doctor and the project country.


Testimonies from our surgery sponsors

“Unfortunately we are only now able to thank you for the pictures. We looked at the pictures very closely and saw in the mother’s eyes the misery and strain of her own situation and certainly her family’s. Even if our own world is now facing a major threat, when you look at these pictures you have to see how fortunate we are despite our worries, worries that people in the poorest countries probably find ridiculous. We will continue to support you in the future to the best of our modest abilities, not only at Christmas. We wish you and your team the best health. May you be spared from Corona and the many other terrible diseases in the world. Thanks for your commitment!” Carola & Bernd Rückheim, Berlin

“Your message was a joy shortly before the start of the weekend. The adorable little guy will have it a lot easier in life from now on. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for his future and thank the surgical team and you for the great work.” Almuth Arendt-Boeller, Berlin

“Thank you for your mail. It is the first time that I have received such detailed feedback on my donation from an organization to which I have donated. It’s wonderful! I will try to get more of my friends and acquaintances to support Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe. ” I.B., Munich

“Thank you so much for the link! Little Rafa already looked cute as a button before the operation, now he is a knockout. But it’s not just about the cosmetic result: He is sure to be able to eat better now and so forth. I am very happy for him and his parents. Thank you for being so committed to this work. ” Sabine Ozaktiv, Salzgitter

“Thank you very much for the wonderful pictures of the little Ankita Naiya and her mother. It is a very moving feeling to have made possible a more hopeful life for this little girl and her family. Thank you for sharing the pictures with me. Also if it is possible, I ask you to send the best wishes to the family. Thanks to your team, to the team in India and to the doctors who put in work. ” Susanne Mayer, Pfronten

“Thank you for the prompt information that shows that it is worthwhile and really important to help the little people. And it’s touching. We will continue and will reach out to you. We will also encourage friends and relatives to do this. “Fam. Graebe, Petershagen


“Laughter is life and vice versa”

The smile of each of these children is wonderful evidence of Oscar Wilde’s observation. Every child has its own story – a fate that we can turn for the better. For us, each of these stories is a small success and a great motivation to continue our mission. Because every child has the right to a carefree, healthy life!

“Laughter is life”: Gift a child a new life with an operation.

Become a surgery sponsor now!

Paili from India
Mohammad from Bangladesh
Fatema from Bangladesh
Ahmed from Bangladesh
Heidi from Peru
Roshni from India
Five good reasons to donate
We are dedicated to one single cause: the treatment of children with cleft lip and palate. In our project countries, we provide direct medical aid to families in need. With success measurable by the number of operations.
As far as the structures in our project countries allow, we also finance necessary follow-up treatments beyond the surgeries, such as speech therapy or orthodontic measures.
Every treatment is documented in our patient database by the doctors on site and verified and checked for quality by us. This way we can be sure that the donations entrusted to us are used properly.
Our goal always is to establish independently functioning medical structures in our project countries. We therefore support our projects over the long term and continuously stay in contact with our local partners.
The German Central Institute for Social Issues (DZI) has been certifying our responsible and proper handling of our donation income with its DZI donation seal since 2012.