Transform a Life Today!

1 in 700 children is born with cleft lip and palate. They deserve to be supported every step of the way.

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Completing the Circle of Care

We partner with local organizations in developing countries & invest in comprehensive teams to create long-term solutions. Learn More 

Our 2018 Annual Report is Here!

We are proud to share our impact in 2018 with you!

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Every Smile Has a Story

Our comprehensive approach transforms lives. Read our stories from around the world, or share your own cleft story with us! Our Stories    Share your Story 

Transform Lives in Myanmar

Become a Bright Start Monthly Donor and ensure that children in Myanmar have access to comprehensive cleft care from the day they are born until they transition into school!

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Children born with cleft lip and palate deserve to be supported every step of the way. Comprehensive cleft care makes that possible.

Access to safe, timely surgery is vital for children like Nattanon, but it marks just the start of his long journey to recovery.

Comprehensive care includes access to safe, timely surgery

Ongoing speech therapy helps Nattanon speak more clearly.

Ongoing speech therapy to develop clear speech and self-confidence

Social counseling for Nattanon and his family helps him tackle challenges and develop improved self-esteem.

Social support to help patients and their families along the way

Thanks to long-term, comprehensive care, Nattanon is excelling at school and has a bright future ahead of him.

The goal is children who are happy, healthy, and confident!

Cleft lip and palate is a serious condition, but its challenges can be overcome!

Please help give even more children the chance to smile, speak and build happy, healthy lives.

The Transforming Faces Difference

Canadian Charity

We are a Canadian charity committed to cost-effectiveness and sustainable partnerships.


We empower local partner organizations in low and middle-income countries.


We provide comprehensive cleft care to patients.

100% Donations

We direct 100% of donations to our international programs.

Stories from Around the World

How Bharathi’s Life Changed at Sixteen

For 16 years, Bharathi faced shame and stigma at every turn. No one in her small, rural community understood what it meant to be born with a cleft. She wanted to go to school like her peers, but gave up on her education because of the relentless teasing she faced. She shares that “no one at school would talk to me.”

Comprehensive Cleft Care for Newborns in Myanmar

We know that early, comprehensive care is essential in helping a child born with cleft thrive! But in low-income context where specialized scare is scarce, how do you support a baby who is unable to breastfeed as a result of their cleft? This is a major concern in...