Tamima is one of five brothers and sisters from Gursum, a village in the far east of the Harar region. The children have been brought up single-handed by their widowed mother. Tamima, the youngest child, had her cleft lip repaired at two years, and her cleft palate was treated last year with the assistance of Project Harar.
We aim to reach children as young as possible to reduce the chances of medical complications. Tamima now has the opportunity to grow up able to eat properly, speak clearly and live without the stigma of a cleft condition.
Her mother told us, “It's been so difficult since their father died. But now, my youngest child has been treated and so thanks to you, I have five perfect children.