People's stories

Through these revealing stories, discover how our work has helped some deafblind children and adults around the world lead better and fuller lives.

  • Sospeter's story

    11 February 2020

    “Meeting the team at Sense International Kenya was the turning point for the family,” Tabby says. “They gave us a new hope and purpose for our baby.”

  • Bravin’s story

    Bravin’s story

    28 January 2020

    Bravin was born blind with complex needs. In parts of Kenya, a culture of discrimination has led to pressure on families to give up their children...

  • Gyan's story

    Gyan's story

    Gyan, a one year-old from Kenya, has multi-sensory impairments.

  • Mwana's story

    Mwana's story

    8 June 2017

    At 12 years old, Mwana is an orphan who is deafblind. Mwana’s parents passed away when she was just 6 years old leaving her and her brother Haasan...

  • Ruth's story

    Ruth's story

    18 January 2017

    Ruth Nyambura from Waithaka Stage in Nairobi County, recently found out that her baby daughter, Margaret has hearing problems as part of our...

  • Christina and Simon's story

    Christina and Simon's story

    18 January 2017

    Christina Moraa was one of the first mothers to be offered sensory screening, for her child, Simon.

  • Abigail's story

    Abigail's story

    Abigail, a nine year-old from Kisumu Kenya, is deafblind and has cerebral palsy.

  • Grace's story

    Grace's story

    Grace, aged five, has multi-sensory impairments as well as Cerebral Palsy, and has been involved with Sense International in its community support...

  • Amina's story

    Amina's story

    Seven-year-old Amina, who is profoundly deaf with partial vision, is looked after by her mother and maternal grandparents in a temporary house in...

  • Charles's story

    Charles's story

    At three months of age, he had an eye operation because of cataracts, while he was found to have severe hearing loss in his right ear and profound...

First published: Friday 7 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 20 September 2017