Real life stories

Try and Tri Again

Achieved her goal of finishing a triathlon, becoming the first South African female para-triathlete to complete an event using just her arms

02-03-2016

Tatenda Mafuta Story

Tatenda Mafuta was born with spina bifida, but it doesn’t limit her mobility or crimp her joy for life.

04-09-2014

Anishah Masaire Story

Anishah Masaire wants to be a pilot, but for now she’s happy pushing her wheelchair between classes at a school

04-09-2014

Hope Ranganayi Story

Sitting in a wheelchair doesn’t keep Hope Ranganayi from meeting new people

03-09-2014

Nirina’s Story

Nirina is a 39 year-old woman who lives in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Antananarivo

09-06-2014

Improve the lives of people with disabilities

Zo's main goal is to help people with disabilities solve their problems and conquer the challenges they face

09-06-2014

Girls father works hard to continue her education

Rindra is a 13 year-old Malagasy girl who was unfortunately born deaf into a life of poverty

03-06-2014

Prince wants to be included

Prince has cerebral palsy and although he can’t walk or crawl he wants to show people he is capable

14-03-2012

Yolata wants to be independent

Yolata has osteomyelitis and although the infections threatens to take over her whole body, she wants to be independent

24-01-2012

Peter gets a new hearing device

Peter, from Zambia, has been able to communicate more and more by using hearing aids - here, he receives a new device from CBM-supported Beit-CURE Hospital

02-06-2011

Mandimby makes history

Mandimby eventually achieved her goals, making history in the process. Her dream is to continue studying, even abroad...

24-11-2010

Poverty impedes progress

Marius and his brother and sister suffer from drepanocytosis, a form of anaemia, and were raised by their grandmother

23-11-2010

It’s not just about academics

Niry is a young boy who not only learns how to communicate at the Institute for the Deaf but is learning practical skills that make his parents proud

01-11-2010

Saved from abuse

After a difficult childhood, Pita has been rehabilitated into mainstream society

01-11-2010

Working together for the better

Harisoa and Herman love attending the Institute for the Deaf in Madagascar, despite the economic hardships

01-11-2010

Combining studies and family life

Hortense is hard of hearing. She lives in Antsirabe, Madagascar and is succeeding at the Institute for the Deaf after a difficult childhood

01-11-2010


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