Peru

At Transforming Faces, we believe that while there is still an individual living with a cleft lip or cleft palate, we still have work to do. Because of the generous donations of people like you, we’ve been able to change the lives of countless Peruvians who had been born with this devastating condition. We’re not one of the best children’s charities simply because we value partnerships and work together to provide cleft lip and cleft palate care in Peru, we’re known and respected around the world because of our hearts to make a difference and transform the lives of people who are suffering with cleft lip or cleft palate. Consider changing a life by donating today!

Fast Facts

Peru MapCOUNTRY PROFILE

  • Population: 29.7 million
  • Partner: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)
  • Based in: Lima
  • Partner since: 2016

PROGRAM FOCUS

  • Expanding the reach of comprehensive cleft care for children in Peru
  • Providing early, pre-surgical care for patients

RECENT SUCCESSES

  • In 2020, 290 families received care in partnership with Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Programa Creciendo
  • Supporting the first 52 patients in this brand new partnership (2016)
  • Training medical school residents on use of nasoalveolar moulding (NAM), which is used to reshape the nose, gums and lips of a child before surgery

KEY CHALLENGES

  • Reaching rural communities: Comprehensive cleft care is limited or non-existent in rural areas of the country
  • Navigating Care: Families from remote indigenous communities require additional support to navigate systems in Spanish.

Program Updates

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