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.

  • Afsana's story

    Afsana's story

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

  • Brisa's story

    Brisa's story

    Brisa is 17 years old and has been deafblind from birth. She attended school near her home in Peru, but was not a confident learner due to her...

  • 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...

  • Madalina's story

    Madalina is 19 and has both hearing and visual problems. She was included in mainstream education until 2013, where she asked her parents to be...

  • 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.

  • Gyan's story

    Gyan's story

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

  • Isaya's story

    Isaya's story

    8 June 2017

    Isaya (Isaiah) Blass lives with his mother Freeda and brother Denis, who is 14 years old. As Isaya grew up, his mother thought she would never be...

  • 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...

  • Natikyo's story

    Natikyo's story

    8 June 2017

    From Depression to Hope. Nakityo and her five children live in Luwero District, about 25km north of Kampala in the central region of Uganda....

  • 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...

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