Kadidja’s Mercy Ships Story

When Kadidja was born with a cleft lip, her mother, Ramata, was told they were out of options. The family's limited resources meant an expensive surgery wasn't possible. Instead, Kadidja would grow up with a condition that made it harder to eat or leave home without being mocked. It was a mother's worst fear — but Ramata refused to give up hope and eventually received life-changing surgery on board the Africa Mercy in Senegal.