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

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...

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...

Philippines

It was not the birthday surprise Jeann had expected. She scheduled her seventh-month ultrasound for her birthday,...

Egypt

Ahmed and Eman were shocked when they saw their firstborn baby, Malek, for the first time — they had never seen a child with...

Argentina

“Like a bucket of cold water on us.” That’s how Angel remembers receiving the news from the ultrasound technician. How it...

Kenya

Sarish received her first transformative cleft surgery as a three-month-old in 2011. Before they performed the surgery, Dr....