Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Team Empower

Mark Lent had been smoking and living an unhealthy lifestyle since his late teens. When he turned 30, it hit him that if he...

Indonesia

Nanik and his wife, Yani lived a modest, yet fulfilling life catching and selling fish and raising a growing family in their...

Bangladesh

The natural warmth radiating from Mohammad’s eyes can be felt from a world away — a fitting adaptation for a man who has...

Mexico

Eight years ago, Juanita met the love of her life, Everardo, at their company Christmas party. Three years later, they were...

Kenya

If there is ever a time to be in the here and now, it is the birth of a child. The first time Wariema from Kuria, Kenya,...

Smilestones

You made our 20th anniversary our most smile-filled year yet. In 2019, we were able to expand the scope of our work like...

Zimbabwe

On the third day of her daughter’s speech therapy, a miracle unfolded in front of Vimbainashe Musarurwa’s eyes. Her daughter...

China

In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we caught up with our former patients to learn how their lives have changed since their...

India

Saraswati was born with a cleft lip and palate in India and feeding was an issue from the very start. When her mother, Kirti...