Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Philippines
Kenya

When Kiptoo’s third child, Alex, was born with a cleft, she hid him away. She had never seen a cleft before and was afraid...

Team Empower

In 2019, Smile Train’s athletic fundraising program, Team EMPOWER, decided the organization was ready to host their own...

William David Boling, born in rural Indiana in 1953, was the fourth child of six in his large family and the only one with a...

Argentina

Having a cleft can touch every aspect of a child's ability to speak. When a child must constantly struggle to be understood...

Mexico

Karla Rico is the new Program Manager at Smile Train Mexico, where she is responsible for maintaining, growing and improving...

Smile Train joins with the rest of America, Canada, and the world in mourning the loss of Alex Trebek. While best known and...

There are certain experiences that unite every person with a cleft, no matter where they were born. Nearly every cleft-...