Today, November 29, GlobalGiving, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is matching donations at 50%. This is a great opportunity to help even more Mayan descendants in Guatemala to receive much needed medical care.
All unique donations up to $1,000 will be matched at 50% (while funds remain), and new recurring donations up to $100 will be matched at 200%.
With matching funds running out fast, we urge you help spread the word and help us raise more funds to help numerous families in Guatemala. Donations start at $10 on GlobalGiving and each and every one of them counts to make a great impact on a family's life.
Cleft lip and palate birth defects occur with alarming frequency in desperately poor countries such as Guatemala. An infant born with this condition cannot breast feed and may die of starvation. Partner for Surgery has pioneered a program that identifies these infants upon birth, provides in-home resources that enable the infant to thrive, and surgical interventions to correct the cleft conditions when the infant is sufficiently healthy.
Jonny Bravo is a happy boy from Chisec Alta Verapaz who misses playing soccer with his twin brother. He was identified during our mobile medical mission in June for a hernia repair. His surgery was performed in October, but we need your help to cover the costs of the procedure, so that we are able to help even more children like him.
Indigenous Guatemalan villagers face huge barriers to medical care. Desperately poor and remotely located, they cannot access the services provided by volunteer medical and surgical teams. Partner for Surgery removes those barriers by bringing the medical care to the villagers and accompanying the villagers to the surgical sites.