Kanduki Kavira Immaculée, 26 years old.
She became deaf when she was 6 after contracting bacterial meningitis.
She was a bright and hardworking student in high school and currently lives in Butembo.
Kavuo Mbusa Mangheve Jemima, 13 years old.
She is a hardworking student in her 6th year at the Butembo School for the Deaf.
She spends her free time exploring the chaotic streets of the city.
Mamanikeki Kavira Stuka, 38 years old.
She is an orphan and lost most of her family during the civil war.
She works as an apprentice at a tailor's shop in the suburbs of Butembo with no salary because she is deaf.
Nzuva Siviholya Sylvie, 30 years old.
She became deaf when she was 4 after contracting bacterial meningitis.
She is a single mother and makes a living selling fruit in the streets of Butembo.