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.

  • Lisa's story

    Lisa's story

    Lisa was just two months old when she was identified as having CHARGE syndrome. Mara and a team of specialists at the support centre have worked...

  • Lina’s story

    Lina’s story

    Lina, five from the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, was born with both visual and hearing impairments.

  • Rojina's Story

    Rojina's Story

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

  • Adela's story

    Adela's story

    Adela weighed only 850 grams when she was born in Iasi in Romania, and had a number of health problems.

  • Rohan's story

    Rohan's story

    When Sense International first met Rohan, he was 10 years old. He was found abandoned on the streets of Ahmedabad, India. He was unable to...

  • 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...

  • Harry's story

    Harry's story

    Harry is eight years old and lives in Lima, Peru. His family survive on a very small income and in poor overcrowded conditions.

  • Rimu's story

    Rimu's story

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

  • Hasifa's story

    Hasifa's story

    Being among the first of the deafblind pupils who were enrolled at St Mark's unit for the deafblind in 2009, Hasifa's hardworking personality has...

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