Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Lourdes was born in Yaruqui, Ecuador with a cleft lip and a rare condition in which skin was formed over her nostrils....

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

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

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

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...