before

meet Mafoudiya

Country: Guinea
Age: 2
Surgery: Maxillofacial

smile, confidence restored

Mafoudiya’s mother heard about Mercy Ships and learned that the Africa Mercy was sailing into the capital of Guinea. She knew this was the answer to her prayers—her one chance to find hope and healing for her daughter.

Mafoudiya on a hospitable bed
Mafoudiya on a hospitable bed

So mother and daughter journeyed to meet Mercy Ships medical professionals. Mafoudiya was screened and approved for surgery. And hope was possible again.

After surgery repaired her cleft lip, Mafoudiya’s smile never shined brighter.

“I waited for this for so long,” her mother said. “I am so grateful. So happy.”