About Us – the FACES Mission

FACES (Foundation for the Advancement of Cleft Education and Services), founded in 2001, has performed hundreds of cleft lip and palate surgeries on medically isolated patients. Providing cleft surgery is just the tip of the iceberg for our program – we also provide speech therapy over the Internet, social services, dental care, orthodontia and other general healthcare and family support.


FACES’ goal is that every child dealing with the stigma of cleft lip and palate should be able to obtain surgery, no matter their financial situation or geographic barriers. Treating cleft lip and palate and facial anomalies is not easy, as it requires continuous follow-up care long after surgery. FACES is one of the few international cleft teams that is endorsed by the American Cleft Palate Association.


We are fortunate to work with many wonderful partners in Lambayeque, Peru, including the Lions Clubs, the Catholic Church, Cafe Femenino, Hospital Belen de Lambayeque and Hospital Regional de Lambayeque.


FACES Foundation is a non-profit (501c3). Our EIN is 93-­1326335.