Jinja Bags: Victoria’s Sewing Business in Uganda

Victoria Small Business Uganda

We support women with challenging disabilities in East Africa with medical help but also with small business support. Victoria is profoundly deaf and a solo mum of 4 kids. She makes a range of fantastic bags, aprons, oven mitts, purses, and lots more. Her business is called Jinja Bags. She also has malaria which makes … Read more

Hope Centre Fiji – a New Limb Centre

Creating a new limb centre in Fiji

Thank you so much to our helpers and donors. This helps our partners and their programmes keep going…and growing! Now we are creating a new Limb Centre in Fiji that is badly needed – Hope Centre Fiji. There are hundreds of amputees in Fiji who are waiting for mobility (not wheelchairs). They want to walk … Read more

Fitting Limbs in Eastern Nepal

Fitting Limbs in Eastern Nepal

We receive updates most days from our partners heading out to remote villages to run prosthetic fitting camps. In Eastern Nepal, the team from our partner, Hope Centre Gulmi, have found many clients who need new limbs. So our team fit them with lightweight and snug legs so they can walk comfortably. The team also … Read more

Affordable Limbs for All (ALFA) Kenya

Why did Mend Start the ALFA Prosthetic Workshop in Kenya? Most Kenyan prosthetic workshops are not actively fitting quality, modern limbs that local people can afford to buy. The few centres that do make prostheses, such as PCEA in Nairobi offer ICRC( Red Cross) limbs at $500 US per Above Knee limb ( AK), and … Read more

MEND November News 2018

MEND News November 2018

Dear Supporters MEND has been busy in the last year helping set up prosthetics units in East Africa and getting young amputees in other countries fitted with quality limbs at lowest possible cost or donated when extremely poor. In all developing countries there is no government support for kids or youth / students who have … Read more

Ganga sends us News from the Hope Disability Centre in Nepal

Hope Disability Centre

Ganga sends us (and our Australian sponsors) News from the Hope Disability Centre in Nepal: “We are very busy working in the field. Here is a story about Samjana Sunar who is a 22 years old young woman. She is suffering from a spinal cord injury. Our Hope Disability Centre field worker Dammar and I … Read more

Jinja Bags and Hearing for the First Time!

Vicky has been deaf her whole life. She lives in Uganda and is a 27 year old single mum with 3 small children. In Africa having a disability is very alienating. There is very little support or social services and people with disabilities are often shunned by their communities. It is difficult to get a … Read more

Living with a Seeping Wound in a Small Ugandan Village

Seeping wound osteomyelitis

Living in Dirt with a Seeping Wound I saw a most sad sight today in a village of Uganda. A woman of 20 who I thought was a girl of 12 living in a very dirty house. She has osteomyelitis, which is infection of the bone, and a seeping leg wound…   It took us … Read more