Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

 

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

In June 2021, Smile Train Indonesia, the Indonesian Plastic Surgery Association, and the Indonesian...

When Malianto and Kisjayanti’s third child, Karina, was born with a cleft, their thoughts immediately...

Mustika felt like something was wrong her whole pregnancy. She couldn’t put her finger on what, exactly...

When she was six months pregnant, Emaiti learned her second child would be born with a cleft. She...

Yatna and Mawar’s first experience with cleft came when they saw their daughter, Siti, for the first...

Haris and Nunung were shocked when their daughter Rinda was born with a cleft lip.

One day, a young tailor named Umar opened a shop down the street from a woman named Sri, and nothing...

In the late 1950s, cleft surgery was out of reach for most Indonesians, including Jayem’s parents, who...