Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Philippines

It was not the birthday surprise Jeann had expected. She scheduled her seventh-month ultrasound for her birthday,...

Egypt

Ahmed and Eman were shocked when they saw their firstborn baby, Malek, for the first time — they had never seen a child with...

Argentina

“Like a bucket of cold water on us.” That’s how Angel remembers receiving the news from the ultrasound technician. How it...

Kenya

Sarish received her first transformative cleft surgery as a three-month-old in 2011. Before they performed the surgery, Dr....

Indonesia

For Susilawati, pregnancy was nine months of constant sickness and nausea broken up only by a monthly outbreak of something...

India

Everything about Abha’s pregnancy went smoothly and the ultrasound revealed nothing of concern. So, when their son, Saksham...

Pakistan

Mohammad and Maryam had never seen a cleft before their daughter was born and felt overwhelmed by the care she would require...

Colombia

Flor was living in her mother’s house with her husband, Diego, and their two children when she learnt she was pregnant with...

Cambodia

Each time she passed a child with an untreated cleft, Soan would feel pity for the whole family. Clefts were mysterious to...