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A Smile Changes Everything

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Investsmart supports Operation Smile, a charity dedicated to providing free surgery to repair cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities for children around the globe. As part of our service Investsmart offers clients the opportunity to donate their trail commission savings to the charity rather than back into their savings. To take part simply tick the ‘donate my commission’ box on the application form.

It costs as little as £150 and only 45 minutes to repair a child’s cleft lip and change their life forever.

How Operation Smile Changed Thais' Life



Thais was born with both a cleft lip and a cleft palate. Her parents knew nothing of such facial deformities, nor could they have ever afforded treatment. So they felt their daughter was destined to grow up with a torn mouth. 

Thais suffered much ridicule from other children. But then Operation Smile came to Fortaleza and gave her a free reconstructive surgery. Thais’ cleft lip has been replaced by a perfect smile, and now her friends even tell her she’s pretty. 

Thais has a bright future, and she says she wants to be a teacher

Operation Smile’s Programmes:

Medical Projects:

Operation Smile co-ordinates more than a hundred locations in over 30 countries annually. In 2010 medical volunteers provided free surgeries for 9,334 children through international and local in-country medical projects. 


The first Operation Smile Care Centre was opened in Bogota, Columbia in 2001 and now provides treatment to nearly 500 patients annually. Building on this model in 2007, Operation Smile opened Care Centres in Vietnam, Morocco, India, Panama and China, to provide comprehensive treatment to thousands of additional patients.


Operation Smile’s educational initiatives such as the Physicians Training Programme, University Partnerships and educational projects teach local medical professionals in the most advance methods of care. From Life Support to Surgical Technique, these educational programmes are giving local physicians the tools and skills needed to treat children on their own each and every day. 

Student Programmes: 

More than 450 Operation Smile Student Associations around the world build awareness, raise funds and educate students about the values of commitment,  leadership and volunteering.

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