Smiles Forever

The Smiles Forever mission is to break the cycle of poverty by vocationally training young indigenous women to be dental hygienists in Cochabamba, Bolivia. We recognize women as the first socialization factor in the family. Enabling them to become financially self-sufficient, we are both creating female community leaders and bettering the lives of their children. Students give back to their community by providing free dental care at the school, burn center and rural communities.

Smiles Forever
P. O. Box 217
Renton, WA 98057
United States
206-417-5700
https://www.smilesforever.org

Director

Sandy Kemper

Management Team

Alejandro Beckridge, Patricia Ricci, Claudia Negron, Martha Villaroel, Jovana Medina

Board of Directors

B.J. Shamburger,Marian Middleton,Rosie Bellert,Sandy Kemper,Shiela Quentin,Debbie Logan

Project Leaders

Sandy Kemper

Mission

The Smiles Forever mission is to break the cycle of poverty by vocationally training young indigenous women to be dental hygienists in Cochabamba, Bolivia. We recognize women as the first socialization factor in the family. Enabling them to become financially self-sufficient, we are both creating female community leaders and bettering the lives of their children. Students give back to their community by providing free dental care at the school, burn center and rural communities.

Programs

1. Dental Hygiene School for indigenous impoverished woman in Cochabamba, Bolivia 2, Students progress through the program they and the dentists from Smiles Forever provides free preventative and restorative care to over 7000 homeless a year. 3.With Shoreline Dental Hygiene Program in Washington State provides a study abroad program for dental hygiene students from the US with dental hygiene student in Bolivia. 4. Combines professions with nurses who can take 1 year dental hygiene training.

Statistics on Smiles Forever

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $85,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $110,000
  • Other funding sources: Individual donors, corporations, fundraising events, community and international rotary associations, other charitable nonprofit foundations, higher education schools, religious institutions
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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