Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Peru

While growing up in Peru, Jamie Meza knew he wanted to become a doctor, and by secondary school even knew what kind of...

Ethiopia

Sadiya, a nurse who cares for patients with clefts at a Smile Train partner hospital in Ethiopia, shares her perspectives on...

Argentina

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

Brazil

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

India

As India braves a country-wide lockdown to control the transmission of COVID-19, parents of children with clefts find hope...

Brazil

Dr Daniely Farias is a Smile Train partner plastic surgeon in Campo Grande, Brazil who is now on the...

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

Chile

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

Colombia

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