Without cleft lip and/or palate surgery, a child born in rural Guatemala may not survive and, at a minimum, will experience significant malnutrition, speech impairment, and a lifetime of ostracization. As a Sponsor, you will be funding the monthly visits by a health promoter, lactation support for the mother, and child nutritional supplements as needed to, ultimately, get the child to the surgery(s) that will change their life forever.
Becoming a Guardian Angel allows you to follow a child’s progress through what is typically two cleft surgeries. Guardian Angels will get email reports in English with insight into the child’s life and progress. An individual or a group can hold this sponsorship.