HUMBLE SMILE PROJECTS
Our interactive map allows you to navigate around our worldwide projects, click an icon to learn more.
Below is a selection of our most recent projects.
LOVE LIGHT SMILES, ROMANIA
LOCATION: ROMANIA, Jacodu & Albesti
PARTNER: Love Light Romania
Many children in the Roma (Gypsy) communities of Transylvania don’t go to school or have clothes or even a roof over their heads. They had never even met a dentist.
Humble Seeds, NICARAGUA
LOCATION: NICARAGUA, San Juan de Rio Coco
PARTNER: Seeds for Progress Foundation
In the northern Nicaraguan coffee producing community, San Juan de Rio Coco, over 80% of the children suffer from tooth decay. The dentistry available there is limited to extractions.
Sunshine & Smiles, MOZAMBIQUE
LOCATION: MOZAMBIQUE, Matola & Manjacaze
PARTNER: Sunshine Approach Foundation
Access to clean water is low (51%) as is access to adequate sanitation (25%). HIV prevalence in Maputo and Gaza provinces is over 25%. Population to dentist ratio of 135,000:1….
SCHORGE SMILES, BURKINA FASO
LOCATION: BURKINA FASO, Lycee Schorge
PARTNER: The Stern Stewart Institute
In Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world, the schooling situation represents a huge challenge. The access to education is still limited, especially in the field of secondary schools…
Brushing At School, Nepal
LOCATION: NEPAL, Chitwan
PARTNER: Netherlands Oral Health Society
The government of Nepal struggles to provide even a basic education system for their children. 60% of the population is illiterate and there is a critical shortage of school teachers….
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE FUND
LOCATION: NEPAL, Kathmandu Valley
PARTNER: Birkdale School
Nepal, in spite of its natural beauty, remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Nepal’s economy is largely based upon agriculture and tourism with 90% of its 20 million population engaged in subsistence farming….
TEN Smile – ETHIOPIA
LOCATION: ETHIOPIA, Gondar
PARTNER: Project TEN
There are under 100 dentists in Ethiopia – that’s one dentist for every million Ethiopians. In 1990, 45% of children had caries. Together with local organizations, Project TEN cares for vulnerable children in schools and orphanages….
LOCATION: THE GAMBIA, Soma
PARTNER Afrikaada Teethsavers
Poor oral health is a large issue in The Gambia, where a vast majority of children suffer from dental caries. 67% of the 12 year olds and 73% of the 15 year olds have cavities….
Gabriel Smiles, India
LOCATION: INDIA, Maharashtra
PARTNER: Gabriel Project Mumbai
In the Kalwa slums of Mumbai, education and literacy are often put off as parents, struggling to meet the immediate needs for family survival….