Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Kenya

Likanto was heartbroken when her sixth child, Johana, was born with a cleft lip. Likanto had never seen a baby with a cleft...

Cambodia

Soaey’s father wouldn’t let her see her baby after she was born. He feared the shock would be too much. When Soaey finally...

India

Kamlesh was born with a cleft lip in Majhauli, India. Because his cleft was small and his mother was unable to afford...

Guatemala

Blanca and Selvin met in their youth as involved members of a church in Montúfar, Guatemala. Long conversations between them...

Zimbabwe

Faith had felt isolated from her community and worried for her daughter’s future, ever since Anashe was...

Nepal

Gyana from Nepal was raising six children (ages 11 to 20) when she learned that her seventh child was on the way. Gyana...

Kenya

Kamse was born with a cleft lip in an isolated settlement on Kenya’s border with Uganda. The family was unaware that cleft...

Colombia

Rosa and her husband were living and working on a finca (ranch) in rural Colombia, taking care of a local landowner’s cows,...

Mexico

Zalma and Alberto, from Tezontepec, Mexico, needed to grow up quickly when their first child Ximena was born (when the young...