Smiling Madre de Dios Shelter children Madre de Dios Shelter children receiving treatment Cindy Larson, RHD from the U.S. helping Bolivians Deborah McLynn Chiu Dental Educator with Students

Smiles Forever

Org #7146
Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2000
year founded
$250,722
raised on GlobalGiving
13
years fundraising
3
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

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.

Project Leaders
Sandy Kemper
Sandy Kemper
Joseph  Clark
Joseph Clark
Alejandro Beckrich Butron
Alejandro Beckrich Butron
Team
Nancy Clark, Alejandro Beckrich, Jovana Medina
Organization Information
P. O. Box 217
Renton, WA 98057
United States
206-417-5700
Organization Information
P. O. Box 217
Renton, WA 98057
United States
206-417-5700

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Bringing Modern Dental Care to an Ancient Culture

By Sandy Kemper | Founder and Director of Smiles Forever

It is with the greatest respect for the Bolivian people and their ancient culture, that Smiles Forever has been able to bring modern dental care for over twenty years.  One of the key aspects is... Read the full report ›

Quechua Bolivian Children Helped by Smiles Forever

By Nancy Clark | Project Leader

Smiles Forever Foundation held an event for donors in Seattle with both Sandy Kemper's local Robison family and her extended family from Bolivia in attendance.  Her father-in-law, Dr. Jorge... Read the full report ›

Update of the Application Program of SDF - GIC

By Alejandro Beckrich B. | Director

Dear Donors, Supporters, and Friends of the Smiles Foundation,   We are thrilled to bring you a small update on the progress of our work at SDF and GIC application program at the Marquina... Read the full report ›
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