Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Pakistan

Though the COVID-19 pandemic forced many Smile Train partner hospitals to temporarily suspend cleft surgeries in March 2020...

Smile Train programmes, partners, and patients have been deeply affected by COVID-19. Where it is safe to do so, Smile Train...

Other

When Adina Lescher’s younger sister was born with a cleft lip and palate, their parents were able to provide all the care,...

Chile

In Chile, cleft surgeries and comprehensive cleft care have been postponed to ensure patient safety amidst COVID-19. The...

Brazil

Karen and her husband, Fernando, of Santa Catarina State, Brazil, learned that their son, Kaio, would be born with a cleft...

Indonesia

Smile Train Indonesia faces unique challenges — finding children living with untreated clefts in a country with more than...

Colombia

In the mid-1990s, Dr Maria del Pilar Echeverri was working as a speech therapist to children with clefts in Bogotá when her...

Chile

International Women’s Day honours the achievements of women around the world — a perfect occasion to celebrate the...

Grace Peters believes her path in life has been clear from her earliest years. Born with a cleft lip and palate...