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.

Laura 1st year Dental Hygiene Student

Laura 1st year Dental Hygiene Student
Photo from Progress Report 'Young Bolivian Mothers Forge Forward' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arco de Iris boy with director

Arco de Iris boy with director
Photo from Progress Report 'Promise of the Rainbow's Arc: Better Lives' (view small | med | large | orig)

Dish of quinoa, barbecued heart & peanut potatoes

Dish of quinoa, barbecued heart & peanut potatoes
Photo from Progress Report 'Rosie Returns with Rotarian Dental Professionals' (view small | med | large | orig)

Rosie Bellert RDH BS bestowing award at school

Rosie Bellert RDH BS bestowing award at school
Photo from Progress Report 'Rosie Returns with Rotarian Dental Professionals' (view small | med | large | orig)

Young indigenous mother with baby & other students

Young indigenous mother with baby & other students
Beautiful new baby being admired by dental hygienist students (view small | med | large | orig)

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