Moriam's father works in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as a rickshaw repair man, earning just £130 a month. He does not have spare money to pay for expensive medical treatment but he has been able to access free treatment at the cleft centre and he can continue to provide for his family. 

Moriam cleft lip and palate was complicated by the fact that tissue was missing, meaning that a couple of teeth and part of her upper jaw was missing. She will require a bone graft when she is 10 years old as well as orthodontic work and speech therapy. Moriam will continue to be looked after until she reaches adulthood with the help of the money provided by CLEFT.

This short video by Paul Whittaker tells you a little more about Moriam's story and how her family have coped. The film also gives an insight into what life in Bangladesh is like for many and why it is so important that good quality, free cleft care is made available.

Did you know?

£250 could cover the lifetime cleft care for one child such as Moriam, in Bangladesh.