Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Ernest and Rosine Kengne of Yaoundé, Cameroon were excited when they learned that their baby would be born just days after...

Koko’s parents panicked when they learned that she’d been born with a cleft lip, so much so that they discussed...

The most emotional and physically intense day of Jamuna Mali’s life started with a pain in her abdomen, which led to her...

Mohammed Abdullahi’s protective instincts kicked in when he learned that his son Shariif had been born with a cleft lip, as...

Anabela and her husband Arabi live in a small community in Mozambique that looks like a tropical paradise but has extremely...

Claude Ntabanganyimana was born with a cleft lip in Nyagatare, Rwanda to parents who had never seen a cleft before. Claude’s...

In May 2017, Initissar was rushed to her local hospital in a small village about 100 km south of Cairo. She and her husband...

Dinesh was born with a severe cleft lip and palate to parents Mani and Sumathi, who lived on the outskirts of Chennai, India...

In 2006, Rosmawar Fadillah suffered through a long and difficult labour, so when the nurses took her son away before she had...