This past fiscal year was the most successful year in Smile Train Philippines’ history, and we could not have done it without your help. Our local partners completed more than 5,500 surgeries. Thanks to your donations, we have changed the lives of thousands of Filipino children, their families, and the communities where they live.
The Philippines is now home to 100 million people, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line. As an archipelago, the challenge of reaching everyone who needs our help is magnified.
Marian with Smile Train patients
This year Filipino actress and TV sensation Marian Rivera helped us increase awareness about the free surgeries we provide and informed the Filipino people about the importance of having surgery at an early age.
I look forward to another exciting year for Smile Train in the Philippines. It warms my heart to know that Smile Train supporters will always be around to provide much needed cleft surgeries, changing the course of children’s lives. On behalf of the tens of thousands of patients in the Philippines, I wish to thank you for your support and I hope you can visit our beautiful country, filled with people who love to SMILE!
Country Manager, Philippines