Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Colombia

Angelica was 15 years old, single, and had just given birth to a baby with a cleft. She felt alone, afraid, and heartbroken...

Congo DR

Nkunda was born with a cleft in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His mother, Muswamba, was unable...

Advocacy

This year was the 10th anniversary of the Concordia Summit, an event that convenes global leaders to discuss some of the...

Advocacy

Smile Train’s 9 Reasons to Smile Activity Booklet is filled with creative art projects and engaging family games that help...

Cambodia

Things were difficult for Ngok when her daughter, Leap, was born. “I had never seen anybody with a cleft before and didn’t...

As October 2, 2020, World Smile Day® approached, it was clear to everyone at Smile Train that the world could use a smile...

Mexico

Arturo has waited years to have his cleft lip and palate fixed due to his parents' fears of him undergoing surgery.

Philippines

Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano is Smile Train’s Area Director for South East Asia. Based in Manila, she oversees Smile Train’s...

Zambia

Samson has had to fight to survive from his very first moments. Born a month premature at home in Lusaka, Zambia, he had to...