Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Egypt

When Habeeba was born, the doctor gasped and told her mother, Yassin, he’d never seen a baby like her before. “Seeing...

Indonesia

Nanik and his wife, Yani lived a modest, yet fulfilling life catching and selling fish and raising a growing family in their...

Bangladesh

The natural warmth radiating from Mohammad’s eyes can be felt from a world away — a fitting adaptation for a man who has...

Mexico

Eight years ago, Juanita met the love of her life, Everardo, at their company Christmas party. Three years later, they were...

Kenya

If there is ever a time to be in the here and now, it is the birth of a child. The first time Wariema from Kuria, Kenya,...

India

Saraswati was born with a cleft lip and palate in India and feeding was an issue from the very start. When her mother, Kirti...

Liberia

When Helena learned that she was having a child at only seventeen years old, she knew it was going to be difficult. The baby...

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...