Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Panama

In 2017, Estefani and Gabriel were a young couple living with Estefani’s mother, Erika, in a rural area of Panama surrounded...

Nepal

Ritu, from Kirtipur, Nepal, was ecstatic when she sensed she was pregnant after eight years of trying with her husband Raj....

Afghanistan

Hekmatullah lived with an untreated cleft lip for twelve years in an isolated area of Helmand Province,...

Brazil

Talita Ferreira from São Paulo, Brazil felt helpless and overwhelmed when she learned that her son Caick had been...

Ciok Cibro grew up in the small oceanside town of Singkil, Indonesia. Ciok and her family lived with her grandmother, who...

During Effie Saling’s pregnancy, she daydreamed of all the ways her child would change her life, and in her mind, she was...

Ernest and Rosine Kengne of Yaoundé, Cameroon were excited when they learned that their baby would be born just days after...

Koko’s parents panicked when they learned that she’d been born with a cleft lip, so much so that they discussed...

The most emotional and physically intense day of Jamuna Mali’s life started with a pain in her abdomen, which led to her...