Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Rwanda

Claude Ntabanganyimana was born with a cleft lip in Nyagatare, Rwanda to parents who had never seen a cleft before. Claude’s...

Egypt

In May 2017, Initissar was rushed to her local hospital in a small village about 100 km south of Cairo. She and her husband...

India

Dinesh was born with a severe cleft lip and palate to parents Mani and Sumathi, who lived on the outskirts of Chennai, India...

Indonesia

In 2006, Rosmawar Fadillah suffered through a long and difficult labor, so when the nurses took her son away before she had...

Corporate Partnerships

In December 2017, expecting parents Arun and Sudha anxiously awaited the arrival of their daughter Jaya. Upon her...

Chile

In 2014, Soledad Gallardo of Santa Barbara, Chile was very surprised when her daughter Matilda was born with a cleft lip....

Myanmar

Shan and his wife Am Swe live in a remote and isolated area of Myanmar controlled by a regional army, which is unofficially...

Kenya

Jemeleen spent much of her young life living with an untreated bilateral cleft lip in Kenya and had to endure years of...

Nigeria

Roseline was very surprised when she learned her son, Ebuka, had been born with a cleft lip — this was her sixth child and...