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 impoverished communities in Honduras where access to medical care is limited.
Operation Smile Honduras performs transformational surgery on children affected by these conditions, allowing them the chance of a normal childhood. The multidisciplinary team at Operation Smile Honduras includes speech therapists, feeding specialists, nutrionists, paediatricians, social workers, plastic surgeons, dentists, psychologists and volunteers, who give food and assistance to travelling families who arrive at the clinic from all over Honduras.
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 $67,000 and has many activities planned throughout the year to keep the funds coming in to help as many children as possible.
If you would like to donate you can do so via the dedicated Gofundme page:
These missions greatly improve the quality of life for hundreds of children and their families and FIDI aims to fund the operations of 200 more children before December 2018.
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 $500, the average cost for one child's surgery. 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.
Prefer to make a bank transfer? Click here for all the bank details you need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lydia Cope on +32 2 421 4755