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.

  • Charity’s Story

    Charity’s Story

    5 March 2020

    Charity been has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and partial blindness, and has started a programme of specialist therapy.

  • Sospeter's story

    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...

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