Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Indonesia

When she was six months pregnant, Emiati learnt her second child would be born with a cleft. She laid awake each night for...

Zambia

As the mother of seven boys, Astridah thought she knew exactly what to expect when she went in to deliver her eighth. But...

Peru

This story contains references to attempted self-harm and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Cambodia

Ngin lives with her family in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and is the mother of Meng, a Smile Train patient. Below, she shares a...

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...