Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Kenya

If there is ever a time to be in the here and now, it is the birth of a child. The first time Wariema from Kuria, Kenya,...

India

Saraswati was born with a cleft lip and palate in India and feeding was an issue from the very start. When her mother, Kirti...

Liberia

When Helena learned that she was having a child at only seventeen years old, she knew it was going to be difficult. The baby...

Kenya

Likanto was heartbroken when her sixth child, Johana, was born with a cleft lip. Likanto had never seen a baby with a cleft...

Cambodia

Soaey’s father wouldn’t let her see her baby after she was born. He feared the shock would be too much. When Soaey finally...

India

Kamlesh was born with a cleft lip in Majhauli, India. Because his cleft was small and his mother was unable to afford...

Guatemala

Blanca and Selvin met in their youth as involved members of a church in Montúfar, Guatemala. Long conversations between them...

Zimbabwe

Faith had felt isolated from her community and worried for her daughter’s future, ever since Anashe was...

Nepal

Gyana from Nepal was raising six children (ages 11 to 20) when she learned that her seventh child was on the way. Gyana...