Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Zimbabwe

Rosemary, from a small village in Zimbabwe, is the mother of Smile Train patient Nyasha. We caught up with her just after...

Nepal

When Mina and Umesh unexpectedly had a son with a cleft, they knew not to worry. The boy’s aunt, Semtu, had also been born...

Mexico

At the end of their 12- to 14-hour workdays at the car plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, most workers went home and slept...

Zimbabwe

“I had never seen anything like this before and I was very shocked,” Beauty recalls of the moment her daughter Munashe was...

Argentina

"Don't worry. The doctors are ready for him." Though Noelia did not know Félix was going to be born with a cleft, these...

Indonesia

When Malianto and Kisjayanti’s third child, Karina, was born with a cleft, their thoughts immediately turned to her future....

Kenya

The first time Damaris’ family saw a cleft was the first time they saw her face. They were confused and worried, but loved her...

Guatemala

In 2017, we shared the story of Auner, a baby with a cleft who was brought to live at Smile Train’s local partner Esperanza...

Nepal
Meiju is the mother of Mrighna, a girl from Kathmandu, Nepal, who was born with a cleft. Below, she shares her family’s journey...