Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Brazil

"Every hand we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal...

Kenya

In 1953, Maria was born with a cleft lip in rural Kenya. As a child living with an untreated cleft, she was often ill and...

Egypt

Earlier this year, Miss Egypt 2019 Diana Hamid visited Mabaret Al-Asafra West Hospital, a Smile Train partner in...

Kenya

Storz, the world’s leading endoscope manufacturer, has donated three nasoendoscopes to Smile Train partners in Africa. This...

Students

Julia Hahn, a student at UC Berkeley, shares how she became a Smile Train Student Ambassador and why she is so passionate...

Pakistan

In 1949, a baby was born with a cleft lip in rural Pakistan. Her father and other family members refused to hold her, but...

India

As India braves a country-wide lockdown to control the transmission of COVID-19, parents of children with clefts find hope...

Brazil

Dr. Daniely Farias is a Smile Train partner plastic surgeon in Campo Grande, Brazil who is now on the frontlines...

Other

The following is a first-hand account of Smile Train supporter Manny Ventura’s incredible life.