Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Kenya

Benjamin was born in his family’s tiny home in a small farming community in Kenya. Though ethnic violence raged seemingly...

Afghanistan

More than 550,000 Afghans displaced by conflict since the start of 2021. Crops unable to be harvested; homes destroyed;...

Community

Frustration and desperation tinged every word spoken by the soft voice on the other end of the phone, and Dr Bethel...

Indonesia

Rahmad was bullied every day coming to and from school. Like so many others with clefts, when he did try to speak up or...

Community

Children's book author Sasha Cooper is the mother of Norah, a little girl who was born with a cleft. Below, she shares her...

Peru

Paola felt her prayers were answered when she learned, after so many years of trying, that she was four-and-a-half months...