FIDI's active charity project isOperation Smile Honduras’ (OSH).
Operation Smile was chosen in 2015 as the project that can make a real tangible difference to the lives of vulnerable, poverty stricken children. Operation Smile Honduras provides surgical intervention for children born with cleft lip and palate disorders. These conditions are particularly prevalent in Honduras, especially in impoverished families although thought to be genetic, or the result of poor nutrition, research is ongoing as to the exact cause and eventually to find a cure to eradicate these conditions.
Operation Smile Honduras offers a completecare programme to children which includes screening, operations, post operative therapy and rehabilitation. The multidisciplinary team at Operation Smile Honduras includes speech therapists, feeding specialists, nutrionists, paediatricians, social workers, plastic surgeons, dentists, psychologists, office staff and volunteers, who give food and assistance to travelling families who arrive at the clinic from all over Honduras.
The charity's strategy is to eradicate the backlog of patients who are in need of surgery. FIDI donations go directly to operative missions where many children are operated on over a one week period. In December 2016 the first FIDI OSH Mission took place and 89 children received surgery. This mission was exclusively funded by FIDI Donations and is the first of three planned FIDI OSH medical missions. So far FIDI has raised over $60,000 for the charity and has many activities planned throughout the year to keep the funds coming in to help as many children as possible.
These missions greatly improve the quality of life for hundreds of children and their families and FIDI hopes to raise enough funds to eventually fund the operations of 300 children.
See for yourself the immediate impact of OSH's work on the lives of children and their families, click here for the latest videos!
“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.” - Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President
Individuals, companies or FIDI Associations can "adopt" a child by donating a minimum amount of $500. This amount corresponds with the average cost for one child's surgery and equals one . Feel the joy of giving, knowing that you have given a child a new start in life and a reason to smile!
Wish to pay by credit card? Fill out the amount below - $500, or a multitude to help more children - and click on the ‘Donate’ button.
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FIDI Affiliates can contribute on an ongoing basis by paying $5 or more per shipment. This can be a one, two or three year commitment (full project duration).
Donors in this category are awarded special recognition on the FIDI Charity page. If your company wants to join this initiative, please contact for more information the FIDI Office at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.