Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Talita Ferreira from São Paulo, Brazil felt helpless and overwhelmed when she learned that her son Caick had been...

Ciok Cibro grew up in the small oceanside town of Singkil, Indonesia. Ciok and her family lived with her grandmother, who...

During Effie Saling’s pregnancy, she daydreamed of all the ways her child would change her life, and in her mind, she was...

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....