Tess Unlimited

Non profit organization
(+502) 4550-7798

We help children born with cleft lip and cleft palate in Guatemala. We provide pre and post op care and all surgeries they need.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples, Youth
Youth, Children at risk, Health

Organizational contacts & locations

Tessa de Goede
Founder and Director
(+502) 4550-7798
Erick Estacuy
Logistic Manager
(+502) 4095-4147
Tom de Goede
Fundraising & Social Media
(+502) 4990-5021
Callejon 4, Casa numero 11, 
San Gaspar Vivar
Antigua, Guatemala, 

Mission, vision & values


Our mission is to help children born with a cleft lip and cleft palate to have a happy life. We do this to provide comprehensive cleft care to all our patients.


Our vision is to help at least 400 children every year born with cleft lip and cleft palate. We want all of them to have a meaningful and happy life.

We values effective, Local, and comprehensive care, everywhere.

Products, services, and programs


We provide special feeding bottles and formula cans.


We provide all surgeries, milk for the malnourished babies to have a healthy weight undergoing surgery and speech therapy for after surgery.


Milk program is average 4 till 5 months until they have the healthy weight to undergo surgery.

The speech therapy program is around 2 years long, starting after the cleft palate surgery.

Organizational detail

Number of employees: 
Private donations
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

We focus on children born with cleft lip and cleft palate. 

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

After the surgery the children are able to eat and drink normally and talk. They can start to have a normal life.

Impact measuring

Through photos of our impact and our reports.

Organizational adaptations: 
Location, Target population
Organizational adaptation details


We changed location a couple of times and now we are building our own hospital.

Target population

Our target population was in the beginning only the Altiplano, but now we reach all of Guatemala

Short term objectives


We will grow because we have more patients because of Covid.

Quality / Impact

We always focus on good quality care and because of the nutrition and surgeries we make a big impact on the lives of the children.

Long term objectives


We will say yes to every child with cleft that enters our program.

Quality / Impact

We always want to improve quality and the impact will be always the same, changing the lives of the kids.