Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Cambodia

Things were difficult for Ngok when her daughter, Leap, was born. “I had never seen anybody with a cleft before and didn’t...

Zambia

Samson has had to fight to survive from his very first moments. Born a month premature at home in Lusaka, Zambia, he had to...

Philippines

It was not the birthday surprise Jeann had expected. She scheduled her seventh-month ultrasound for her birthday,...

Egypt

Ahmed and Eman were shocked when they saw their firstborn baby, Malek, for the first time — they had never seen a child with...

Argentina

“Like a bucket of cold water on us.” That’s how Angel remembers receiving the news from the ultrasound technician. How it...

Kenya

Sarish received her first transformative cleft surgery as a three-month-old in 2011. Before they performed the surgery, Dr....

Indonesia

For Susilawati, pregnancy was nine months of constant sickness and nausea broken up only by a monthly outbreak of something...

India

Everything about Abha’s pregnancy went smoothly and the ultrasound revealed nothing of concern. So, when their son, Saksham...

Pakistan

Mohammad and Maryam had never seen a cleft before their daughter was born and felt overwhelmed by the care she would require...