Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Philippines

The first months of 2020 were stressful for Maricel and Edward. Maricel was pregnant, and when the stay-at-home orders came...

Indonesia

Mustika felt like something was wrong her whole pregnancy. She couldn’t put her finger on what, exactly, and with no access...

Pakistan

When Maham’s mother looked to the face of her first child for the first time, the overwhelming joy of the moment gave way to...

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...

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...