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Medical Volunteers Provide Basic Care and Cleft Palate Surgeries at Casa Guatemala

medical volunteers repair cleft palates at orphanage For children born in poverty often in rural areas, medical care is rarely available. If a child suffers from a birth defect such as a cleft palate, not only are they are forced to deal with issues breathing and speaking, but also with the rejection and shame from society.

Fortunately a team of Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Pediatricians, and Nurses from the Along with the Cleft Palate Surgery Project, doctors and nurses from Somalia , India , Pakistan , and the United States are currently volunteering their time and knowledge to give each child an examination at Casa Guatemala . With a current total of 250 abused and abandoned children, this is no small task.

Casa Guatemala is an outstanding example of a charitable organization that exercises fiscal responsibility and works diligently to be as self sufficient as possible. They operate a hostel for travelers, small farming and livestock operations, along with a retail shop that sells excess agriculture and livestock products (when available). Casa Guatemala also employs local villagers to teach, cook, and maintain the projects resources providing valuable job opportunities for the local population.

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