Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!

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Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Provide Dental Care for 44,000 Bolivian Children!
Mar 15, 2018

Smiles Forever Helping to Bridge the Gap

Our Smiles Forever charity has been helping indigenous Bolivian people bridge the gap between the hopelessness of poverty and the brighter future of having a marketable job skill to break from the yoke of poverty.

          VISION


“Poverty and gender inequality go hand in hand. Addressing gender gaps in poor countries is not only a moral imperative but also a practical one, given the growing body of evidence which supports the idea that targeting investments in girls and women can help lift entire families and communities out of poverty.”

GOALS
  • To continue to develop and grow our community service clinic that provides quality preventative and restorative dental care to impoverished children in South America.

  • To expand to our Smiles Forever two- year vocational training Dental Hygiene program for indigenous women, to a three-year curriculum which includes university accreditation. This action will make our program more sustainable and will continue to support the community service clinic. 

  • To continue to advance the general health of children in South America through the practice of preventative dentistry.

  • To increase the economic self reliance of indigenous young women in South America.

  • To share our dental hygiene educational program and community service model with developing countries.

 

Vision
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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.

Muchas Gracias

 Sandy has been the executive director of Smiles Forever for the last 15 years. She lives in Cochabamba, Bolivia the majority of the year.  sandykemper@smilesforever.org
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!

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Smiles Forever

Location: Renton, WA - USA
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Sandy Kemper
Renton, WA United States
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