Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

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...

Corporate Partnerships

In Denmark, in 2009, Gitte Warming and her husband Svend Stenberg Mølholt were surprised when, during an ultrasound, they...

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

Advocacy

Smile Train’s Medical Advisory Boards comprise the best and the brightest cleft experts in plastic surgery, maxillofacial...

When it came time to choose a medical school, Andrea Astudillo of Cuenca, Ecuador joined her older brother, Cristian...

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

Advocacy

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The following was written by Smile Train’s Director of Public Relations Nijha Diggs about a women’s...