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.

  • 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...

  • Magdaline's story

    Magdaline's story

    Seven-year-old Magdaline, Maggy to her family, was born deafblind after her mother, Pamela contracted rubella during pregnancy. She lives in the...

  • Stephen's story

    Stephen's story

    Stephen Kintu is a 24-year-old young man with deafblindness and was brought up by his single mother Esther outside Kisumu.

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