Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Cameroon

When a baby is born with a cleft, the impact ripples far beyond their family. It waves and weaves through their friends,...

Peru

Zindia, 22, lives outside Lima, Peru, with her three-year-old son, Joseyur, who was born with a cleft. Below, she shares an...

Uganda

Akite, from Mbale in eastern Uganda, is the mother of Miracle, a six-year-old girl who was born with a cleft. Below, she...

Cambodia
Sovann and Soy commuted 70 miles each way to Phnom Penh every day to earn a modest living. Though money was scarce in their home...
Kenya

Benjamin was born in his family’s tiny home in a small farming community in Kenya. Though ethnic violence raged seemingly...

Community

Frustration and desperation tinged every word spoken by the soft voice on the other end of the phone, and Dr Bethel...

Indonesia

Rahmad was bullied every day coming to and from school. Like so many others with clefts, when he did try to speak up or...

Peru

Paola felt her prayers were answered when she learned, after so many years of trying, that she was four-and-a-half months...

Egypt

Saber was born this March in northern Egypt, one month premature and with a cleft. Below, his father and mother (who asked...