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Photo of Salé Salé from Niger

A 9 year old boy with cleft lip.

“You are different.” Sani has heard these words so many times. He was born with cleft lip, and it’s been really hard for him. He doesn’t have many fr…


Photo of Abush Abush from Ethiopia

A 2 year old boy with cleft lip.

Abush came to CURE with his mother seeking help for his cleft lip. They came from a place called SemenShewa and it took them 10 hours to get to CURE Ethiopia…


Photo of Oneal Oneal from Kenya

A 1 year old boy with cleft lip.

Before going for surgery, patients are expected not to eat for at least eight hours. This waiting period is bearable for adults, but for children, especia…


Photo of Shantel Shantel from Kenya

A 2 year old girl with cleft lip.

“What I have gone through because of this child’s condition….” She begun to say but could not get herself to finish her statement. Unfortunately,…


Photo of Peris Peris from Kenya

A 2 year old girl with cleft lip.

What a surprise it was to walk up on nearly one year old Peris, quiet, observant, and tiny arms outstretched. Her mother, Lilian, expressed to us how worried…


Photo of Ruth Ruth from Malawi

A 2 year old girl with cleft lip.

In the western world, there are examples all around us of people suffering from the same ailment. In the remote parts of Malawi, villagers haven't experienc…


Photo of Natnael Natnael from Ethiopia

A 4 year old boy with cleft lip.

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Photo of Achalu Achalu from Ethiopia

A 3 year old boy with cleft lip.

Achalu came from Merab shewa, it took them 9 hours to get to CURE Ethiopia. Achalu's parents are farmers, it would have been a huge burden to cover for the s…


Photo of Thomas Thomas from Kenya

A 5 year old boy with cleft lip.

Thomas and his father Peter were engrossed in a conversation with one of our pastors when we went by their bed to say hello. Thomas of course seemed to liste…


Photo of Abdulwahab Abdulwahab from Ethiopia

A 17 year old boy with cleft lip.

Abdulwahab is in the 2nd grade and he dreams of becoming an engineer when he finishes school. He came to CURE in a group from Gode, it is a place in Somalia …


Photo of Abshiro Abshiro from Ethiopia

A 19 year old girl with cleft lip.

Abshiro came with her sister to CURE for her cleft lip, she has 5 sisters and 1 brother. They came from Gude, it is a place in Somalia region. She hasn't sta…


Photo of Wilson Wilson from Kenya

A 2 year old boy with cleft lip.

We annoyed Wilson, probably because not only were we changing his schedule around, but because he could not feed just when he wanted. He was born with both a…


Photo of Awale Awale from Ethiopia

A 10 year old boy with cleft lip.

Awale hasn't started school yet because of his cleft lip, it is hard for people to understand him easily when he talks but he is excited to start school aft…


Photo of Semira Semira from Ethiopia

A 3 year old girl with cleft lip.

Semira is a little over a year old, and a very happy child. She came with a group of Somali's to CURE through Save The Children. They traveled for days, all …


Photo of Beseraw Beseraw from Ethiopia

A 5 year old boy with cleft lip.

Beseraw came to CURE from Amber Zone, which is 252 kilometers from Addis Ababa. his mother said she felt sad when she saw her baby's lip, but now she is than…


Photo of Ikra Ikra from Ethiopia

A 5 year old girl with cleft lip.

Ikra came to CURE with her father because her mother has to stay at home and take care of the other kids, she came from aplace called Negele Borena which is …


Photo of Thandi Thandi from Malawi

A 4 year old girl with cleft lip.

She has some of the most gorgeous, deep brown eyes I’ve ever seen. She also has a deep gap in her upper lip. Thandi Masauko was born with a cleft lip an…


Photo of Kelvin Kelvin from Malawi

A 4 year old boy with cleft lip.

There are a lot of theories out there on what causes cleft lips. Some say it’s a combination of environmental and genetic factors, some believe it’s p…


Photo of Chitsanzo Chitsanzo from Malawi

A 15 year old boy with cleft lip.

Parents can be very strict about going to school. Some say the only way their child will stay home from school is if they are too sick to even get out the…


Photo of Redwan Redwan from Ethiopia

A 11 year old girl with cleft lip.

Redwan hasn't be able to start school because the other kids at school makes fun of her cleft lip, now thats going to change. She came from Gude, it is a ci…


Photo of Adrian Adrian from Kenya

A 3 year old boy with cleft lip.

Six month old Adrian has both a cleft lip and palate. Fortunately, we can fix them both, but two separate surgeries at separate times will need to be done. W…


Photo of Geni Geni from Ethiopia

A 8 year old boy with cleft lip.

Geni came from Gude, it a is city in the Somalia region, he is staying in a refuge camp with his parents. He came to CURE because he needs a surgery for his …


Photo of Sharifa Sharifa from Niger

A 11 year old girl with cleft lip.

"Well I've never known someone who hasn't insulted me because of my lip." Comments like that don't leave you very quickly, and that was Sharifa's response…


Photo of Faiza Faiza from Niger

A 12 year old girl with cleft lip.

"It's probably God's will," says Faiza's grandmother, Salami, to explain her cleft lip. Here at CURE Hospital we know that getting healed is also a part o…


Photo of Aichatou Aichatou from Niger

A 2 year old girl with cleft lip.

Aichatou is a little cutie! She came with her mother from Bouza, a town north of Niamey. When we began to talk to her she was shy and was very busy eating…


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Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.
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Practicing fiscal accountability is a critical aspect of CURE’s financial stewardship model. Along with annual audits by an independent CPA firm, CURE is a member in good standing with the ECFA.

Pie chart of CURE FY 2013 Expenses *FY 2014 Expenses *CURE’s 2014 Fiscal Year: July 2013 - June 2014
  • 93.6% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
  • 0.9% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 5.5% Fundraising
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