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.

  • Muid Ahmed's story

    Muid Ahmed's story

    Muid is 15 and has partial deafblindness, physical disability and slurred speech. He lives at home in a 10 storey building with his two siblings.

  • Afsana's story

    Afsana's story

    Afsana, aged 12, was born with partial deafblindness in the village of Majhukhan, Bangladesh.

  • Anjali’s story

    Anjali’s story

    Anjali, from Bangladesh, was born with deafblindness and multisensory issues, and throughout early childhood, Anjali’s parents didn't know how to...

  • Tisa's story

    Tisa's story

    Tisa is 11, and lives with her family in a small village in Narsingdi, Bangladesh. Tisa has been partially blind and totally deaf from birth.

  • Rifat's story

    Rifat's story

    Rifat is two years old and lives in a remote village Baliadhighi, under Gabtoli a sub-district of Bogra in Bangladesh.

  • Rojina's Story

    Rojina's Story

    Rojina is 15 and lives in a village called Moira in northern Bangladesh.

  • Jabayer's story

    Jabayer's story

    Jabayer lives in Belabo in Narsingdi, which is a rural area in Bangladesh. He is four years old and lives with his parents and older brother and...

  • Rimu's story

    Rimu's story

    Rimu is a three-year-old girl with deafblindness girl. She lives with her family in Bogra, Bangladesh.

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