Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Uganda

Minda held out her arms, breathlessly anticipating the moment the doctors would finally hand over her newborn. But instead of...

Ecuador

Magaly is the mother of David, age five, a Smile Train patient in Quito, Ecuador. She shared with us her son’s journey to...

Guatemala
Philippines

The first months of 2020 were stressful for Maricel and Edward. Maricel was pregnant, and when the stay-at-home orders came...

Indonesia

Mustika felt like something was wrong her whole pregnancy. She couldn’t put her finger on what, exactly, and with no access...

Pakistan

When Maham’s mother looked to the face of her first child for the first time, the overwhelming joy of the moment gave way to...

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...

Argentina

Angelica was 15 years old, single, and had just given birth to a baby with a cleft. She felt alone, afraid, and heartbroken...

Congo DR

Nkunda was born with a cleft in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His mother, Muswamba, was unable...