Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Liberia

When Helena learned that she was having a child at only seventeen years old, she knew it was going to be difficult. The baby...

Philippines

In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we caught up with our former patients to learn how their lives have changed since their...

Kenya

Likanto was heartbroken when her sixth child, Johana, was born with a cleft lip. Likanto had never seen a baby with a cleft...

Cambodia

Soaey’s father wouldn’t let her see her baby after she was born. He feared the shock would be too much. When Soaey finally...

Peru

For Evelyn Caserres-Nano, speech therapy is more than a job – it is a calling and a passion stemming from her interest in...

India

Kamlesh was born with a cleft lip in Majhauli, India. Because his cleft was small and his mother was unable to afford...

Journey of Smiles

Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, joined Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, and Miss Teen USA 2019, Kaliegh Garris, to celebrate...

Students

The following was written by Smile Train Student Ambassador Caitlin Grabowski about her fundraising successes in her...

Advocacy

Around the world, an estimated 1.7 billion children don’t have access to safe, affordable surgical care. This staggering...