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Photo of Indatou Indatou from Niger

A 7 year old girl with cleft lip.

“I want to be able to play with the other kids,” Indatou tells us, her eyes cast down. Indatou was born with a cleft lip and has learned over the yea…



Photo of Youssoufa Youssoufa from Niger

A 2 year old boy with cleft lip.

“I want him to grow up to be successful, but this can never happen with his lip like this,” Youssoufa’s mother tells us, fully aware of the prejudi…



Photo of Julia Julia from Niger

A 2 year old girl with cleft lip.

“I know she is beautiful and I want others to see it as well,” Julia’s mother tells us, her pride in her daughter evident in her voice. Julia was b…



Photo of Aissa Aissa from Niger

A 3 year old girl with cleft lip.

“We want her to grow up and have a normal life. She cannot do that with her lip split like this,” Aissa’s mother tells us. Aissa was born with her …



Photo of Sadiatou Sadiatou from Niger

A 5 year old girl with cleft lip.

“I was working in Nigeria when I got a phone call from my wife. She was crying and very scared. She told me that our daughter had been born and her lip…



Photo of Fadima Fadima from Niger

A 2 year old girl with cleft lip.

“We wanted to find help for Fadima, but we are just poor farmers. We had no money for a hospital. There was nothing we could do.” Fadima’s mother t…



Photo of Ridouane Ridouane from Niger

A 1 year old boy with cleft lip.

“When he was born, the nurses started consoling me, telling me my baby has a deformity but everything will be ok,” Ridouane’s mother tells us, “b…



Photo of Quency Quency from Philippines

A 13 year old girl with cleft lip.

"I pray that Quency’s cleft lip will finally get fixed.”- Quency’s dad, Pedrito.

Quency is currently in 5th grade and the oldest child of th…



Photo of Justin Justin from Philippines

A 3 year old boy with cleft lip.

“We’ve been waiting for so long to get Justin’s surgery and we are so happy to know that the waiting is finally over.” Justin’s mom, Jonalyn.



Photo of Shantel Shantel from Kenya

A 4 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 Wilson Wilson from Kenya

A 4 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 bo…



Photo of Aizah Aizah from Philippines

A 3 year old girl with cleft lip.

“I’m so grateful for CURE, because we can get treatment for Aizah. I’m thankful for a hospital that will help people who can’t afford surgery.”…



Photo of Zian Zian from Philippines

A 3 year old boy with cleft lip.

“My hope for Zian is to have surgery for his cleft lip and palate so he can grow up and finish school.” -Zian’s dad Richard.

Zian is such a …



Photo of Nathaniel Nathaniel from Philippines

A 8 year old boy with cleft lip.

“When I grow up I want to be a fireman because I want to save people’s lives.”- Nathaniel

Nathaniel has big aspirations in life, one of whic…



Photo of Ayem Ayem from Philippines

A 2 year old boy with cleft lip.

“When he was born, I cried. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I was hopeful for a solution.” - Ayem’s mom Rosemarie.

When we first met A…



Photo of Mohammed Mohammed from Ethiopia

A 4 year old boy with cleft lip.

Mohammed came to CURE with his mother seeking help for his cleft lip, this is not his first time coming to our hospital. A couple of years back he had a …



Photo of Angel Angel from Philippines

A 7 year old girl with cleft lip.

“Hi! My name is Angel Grace Sicao. What’s yours?” - Angel

Angel definitely embodies her name pretty well. She is very approachable, talkativ…



Photo of Denver Denver from Philippines

A 14 year old boy with cleft lip.

“Denver and I are excited to have this surgery so no one can use his disability against him whenever he falls short.” - Arlene, Denver’s mom.

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Photo of Salé Salé from Niger

A 11 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 man…



Photo of Faiza Faiza from Niger

A 14 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 …



Photo of Aichatou Aichatou from Niger

A 4 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 eatin…



Photo of Sabikou Sabikou from Niger

A 17 year old boy with cleft lip.

“When I passed through the entry gate, I feel relieved,” said Sabikou’s father, Sambou. Sabikou is coming from the Dendi tribe, who mostly live in …



Photo of Sharifa Sharifa from Niger

A 13 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 respons…



Photo of Oneal Oneal from Kenya

A 3 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, especi…



Photo of Adrian Adrian from Kenya

A 5 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 don…



Photo of Alex Alex from Kenya

A 5 year old boy with cleft lip.

Alex is five months old, but apparently, five months hasn’t been long enough for his mother Sarah to come to terms with his condition. When I went to t…



Photo of Dominic Dominic from Kenya

A 5 year old boy with cleft lip.

When Dominic’s mother first saw him after delivery, she immediately flashed back to her past. She had known a lady who had a son with a cleft lip. So …



Photo of Eric Eric from Kenya

A 5 year old boy with cleft lip.

Eric’s uncle was born with a cleft lip and palate, and it wasn’t until he was 25 that his path finally crossed with Smile Train and CURE in Kijabe. S…



Photo of Mohammed Mohammed from Kenya

A 7 year old boy with cleft lip.

It’s always interesting to see the similarities between our kids and their parents, and Mohammed and his mother Sahdia are definitely no exception. The…



Photo of Peris Peris from Kenya

A 5 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 wor…



Photo of Ruth Ruth from Malawi

A 4 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 exper…



Photo of Meriem Meriem from Ethiopia

A 4 year old girl with cleft lip.

After coming into the world, Meriem was immediately taken to a local hospital to assess what could be done for her bilateral cleft lip. But after doctors…



Photo of Michael Michael from Kenya

A 5 year old boy with cleft lip.

Michael apparently couldn’t wait for his mother Rehema to get to the hospital, because he arrived en route. After he was delivered, Rehema was relieved…



Photo of Natnael Natnael from Ethiopia

A 6 year old boy with cleft lip.

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Photo of Achalu Achalu from Ethiopia

A 5 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 t…



Photo of Redwan Redwan from Ethiopia

A 13 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 …



Photo of Thomas Thomas from Kenya

A 7 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 l…



Photo of Abdulwahab Abdulwahab from Ethiopia

A 19 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 Soma…



Photo of Edlawit Edlawit from Ethiopia

A 4 year old girl with cleft lip.

Edlawit came from a place called Shashemene with her mother seeking help for her cleft lip. It took them 6 hours by bus to get to CURE. This is not her f…



Photo of Kair Kair from Ethiopia

A 4 year old girl with cleft lip.

Kair lives in a place called Sebeta with her parents and sister. It took them 2 hours by taxi to get to CURE. She is coming to CURE for her cleft lip and…



Photo of Abshiro Abshiro from Ethiopia

A 21 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…



Photo of Tanshel Tanshel from Kenya

A 5 year old boy with cleft lip.

Tanshel is the sixth child to his parents. When he was born, his mother Irene was initially scared that his siblings would not accept him due to his cond…



Photo of Lynn Lynn from Kenya

A 5 year old girl with cleft lip.

Correcting Lynn’s bilateral cleft lip was no easy task, and neither was dealing with her recovery. When I went to check on her, Lynn didn’t have a dr…



Photo of Shemila Shemila from Kenya

A 5 year old girl with cleft lip.

One day, Shemila will have to thank her grandfather for pleading her case when she was still too young to know what was going on. She was born as a secon…



Photo of Abush Abush from Ethiopia

A 5 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 Ethi…



Photo of Awale Awale from Ethiopia

A 12 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…



Photo of Geni Geni from Ethiopia

A 10 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 …



Photo of Beseraw Beseraw from Ethiopia

A 7 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 …



Photo of Natnael Natnael from Ethiopia

A 6 year old boy with cleft lip.

Natenael came from Ambo, it took them 5 hours to get to CURE Ethiopia. When he was 6 months old he had a surgery for his lip so this is his second time c…



Photo of Semira Semira from Ethiopia

A 5 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, …



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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 2016 Expenses *CURE’s 2016 Fiscal Year: July 2015 - June 2016
  • 93.3% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
  • 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 5.5% Fundraising
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