Smile Train partners are working tirelessly to provide free cleft surgery and abolish slurs like "cheb" meaning “hole,” “mistake,” “freak,” “ugly."
14.1 million + population
29% children under 5 who are malnourished (by weight)
56% of population living off less than $2 a day
$1,739 GDP per capita
- Smile Train sponsored surgeries
- Smile Train partners
- active partner surgeons
"When we started with one of our partners in Cambodia they were doing very few cleft surgeries each year. With Smile Train's support, they are now able to carry out up to 300 more free cleft lip and palate surgeries per year. This doctor is very passionate in his work! He goes out of his way to help more patients by leading outreach across the country and doing free surgeries every week. He has to sacrifice his own time [he could use to earn a living] and also his family time. He loves to help cleft patients, that’s why I love him most.
"To thank our donors is just not enough. We can do this miracle work mainly because of you. Without you, without your donations, without your support, we would not be able to help these patients. If you have a chance to travel and see the patients with me, you will definitely know that your support is contributing so much to the people’s lives. Thanks a lot!"
— Som Chunharas, Country Manager, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia & Myanmar