Welcome to the Foundation for the Advancement of Cleft Education and Services.

FOUNDED

2001

REGION

PERU

SMILES GIVEN

843

VOLUNTEERS

56

CURRENT & PAST SMILES

Pena Cordova Family

CAJAMARCA, PERU

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Milagros De Fatima

LAMBAYEQUE, PERU

Rafael Hidalgo

LAMBAYEQUE, PERU

Adin Guerrero

PIURRA, PERU

SINCE 2001 THE FACES FOUNDATION HAS RAISED

$440,000

I will be able to speak better, people will be able to understand me better, and I won’t be discriminated against.

Milagros de Fatima
PALATE & FACIAL ANOMALIES

Treating cleft lip and palate and facial anomalies is not easy, as it requires continuous follow-up care long after surgery.

SPEECH THERAPY

Our bilingual speech therapists based in Portland, OR, are able to provide follow-up therapy over the Internet thanks to telemedicine.

KIDS & ADULTS

We offer comprehensive, high-quality care for children and adults with cleft lip and palate deformities.

FROM PORTLAND, OR to PERU

FACES Foundation is based in Portland, OR, and works internationally in South America. In the past, FACES has worked in various locations in Central and South America, but now the team works almost exclusively in Peru.

Why just in Peru?

Because rather than focusing on going on surgical trips all around the world, the FACES’ aim is to create an easily replicable model for locally sustainable surgery and speech therapy for indigent cleft lip and palate patients. We are dedicated to follow-up care after the cleft lip and palate surgery is complete, which is why we continue to go back and treat patients in Peru.

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