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.

  • 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