Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Cameroon

Joseline first saw a cleft when she looked down at her son Maxime for the very first time. In an instant, the joy she had...

India

Based in India, Mamta Carrol is Smile Train’s Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Asia. We caught up with her in...

Argentina

Celeste Sartori is a nurse at Smile Train partner Sanatorio Argentino in Argentina. For the past twelve years, she has...

Argentina

Celeste is a neonatology nurse in Argentina. When a baby with a cleft was born in her hospital, she used to avoid treating...

Peru

Around the world, COVID-19 has forced many hospitals to postpone scheduled procedures as they care for an influx of COVID-19...

Pakistan

Ali was born with a cleft in 1946 in the remote Tharparkar desert region of eastern Pakistan. Tharparkar is unforgiving to...

Brazil

"Every hand we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal...

Kenya

In 1953, Maria was born with a cleft lip in rural Kenya. As a child living with an untreated cleft, she was often ill and...