Smiles Forever believes the only way to break the cycle of poverty in developing nations such as Bolivia is to educate young women and girls. The culture may relegate females to second-class status, yet there is no denying that the woman is the primary socializing force of the family. An educated woman practices family planning. An educated woman knows that equal opportunity should be afforded to both male and female children. An educated woman understands and values the importance of prevention when it comes to both medical and dental care. She is less likely to accept domestic violence as a situation she must tolerate. She has self esteem, which allows her to make appropriate decisions within her household, community and country.
YOUR VISION OF A BETTER, HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER WORLD SUPPORTS OUR WORK. SMILES FOREVER IS SO THANKFUL FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT.
On April 9th begins a GlobalGiving contest backed by $50,000 which will match your donations of up to $50 by 50%! Please put Monday April 9th through Friday April 13th on your calendar and invite your kind friends to join this fundraiser where "Little by Little" we can bridge the gap to a better world.
SANDY KEMPER, RDH
FOUNDER/FOUNDATION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
After 28 some years in the U.S. as a clinical Dental Hygienist, Sandy Kemper founded the Smiles Forever Foundation in Cochabamba Bolivia in 2000. Her first trip to South America was as a participant in a yearly dental humanitarian trip to Cochabamba in 1999. She was taken by the struggle of impoverished woman in Bolivia and the lack of dental prevention for children. The Smiles Forever Foundation was established in 2000 to address these causes. She is one of the recipients of the 2009 RDH Sunstar Award of Distinction and grand prize winner in 2016!