Giving hearing aids to those in need in Kunming, China
Yunnan Province, China is home to more than 56 ethnic minorities, each with their own distinct language, cultural dress and religious traditions. Yunnan’s incredible diversity was on display as the team delivered the gift of hearing, and we were honored to be a part of it.
One father traveled from his mountain village home where he works as a sheepherder to bring his 10-year-old daughter, Longli, hoping we could help her. Longli was born with hearing loss, and due to the limited resources in her community, her school was unable to accommodate her. Therefore, she never had the opportunity to go to school. In spite of this, Longli learned to write her name and taught herself to read lips.
We put a short video together showcasing some of the highlights of the trip - see some of the incredible people we were able to help while we were there:
We were also lucky to have some time to check out Kunming City - here's a few of our favorite photos:
Learn more about Starkey's China Mission here.