Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Philippines
Kenya

When Kiptoo’s third child, Alex, was born with a cleft, she hid him away. She had never seen a cleft before and was afraid...

Team Empower

In 2019, Smile Train’s athletic fundraising programme, Team EMPOWER, decided the organisation was ready to host their own...

Shivani Sejpal is a business manager in financial services living in London. She recently shared with us her cleft journey...

Argentina

Having a cleft can touch every aspect of a child's ability to speak. When a child must constantly struggle to be understood...

Mexico

Karla Rico is the new Program Manager at Smile Train Mexico, where she is responsible for maintaining, growing and improving...

There are certain experiences that unite every person with a cleft, no matter where they were born. Nearly every cleft-...

Argentina

Babies with clefts often can't latch to feed, putting them at a severe and often deadly risk of malnutrition. Worse,...

Community

Amanda Konrath, Headteacher at St Faith’s Church of England Infant and Nursery School in Lincoln, was searching for just the...