Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Nigeria

It might have seemed strange for one of the premier healthcare centres in Africa’s largest city to organise a weeklong blitz...

Viet Nam

There is an old saying in Vietnam: Of a person’s hundred virtues, devotion to their parents is the greatest. For Prof. Lam...

Lao PDR

Dr Kingphouthone Saythala started his career as a resident at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, expecting to end up...

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...