LWB is honored to help provide children in India with the medical care they need to thrive. Some of our accomplishments include:
- Providing life-changing surgery to 50 children born with cleft lip in partnership with the local NGO Mission Smile.
- Implementing a one year pilot project in the Bundelkhand region, which has eight of the poorest districts in India, in partnership with the local NGO Khusi Hona. Medical outreach teams visited children in several local villages here to identify children who were severely malnourished or in need of immediate intervention.
Abandonment remains the number one reason why Indian children end up in orphanage care. Babies with medical issues are at the highest risk of both abandonment and even infanticide. If we can prevent even one more child from becoming orphaned in India, we will be so thankful.