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

10 Kids with Malaria in Kenya

10 kids with malaria

I was visiting a poor children’s home in rural Kisii in Kenya, that we had previously supported for a few years.   I found 10 kids in beds under blankets with malaria…and no mosquito nets…   So we are renting an 8 room set building nearby to give these 36 stray kids a decent place … Read more

Chandu and Barathi have a Baby Boy!

Chandu and Barathis baby

Congratulations to Chandu and Barathi in India who have had a baby boy. Chandu managed our buffalo herd and helped with website advice. “I’m happy to let you know that we are blessed with a baby boy on 8th of march 9:30 PM”  

Progressing with Brain Injuries

Knock Knock - Progressing with Brian Injuries

Rob recently met Amy E. Matarese who is a New Zealand holistic healthcare provider. She’s worked in this field for 20 years and is now growing her charity to incorporate and help people with brain injuries and trauma. She’s also learning how to work with surprise (bone) impact injuries and concussions and wants to get … Read more

Asi Babu as Busy as Ever!

Hearing Aid to Nanda 2

AGAPE NEWS: Here’s the latest note from Asi, the very hardworking Manager of AGAPE in India. Now keep in mind that Asi lost both his legs and an arm when young – he doesn’t let that slow him down at all! Details of Hearing Aids Distributed Which were Received From Miss Ganga Rayamajhi Hi, My … Read more

Masaka Outreach Centre in Uganda Brings Hope to Children with Disabilities

Masaka Outreach Centre and hydrocephalus in Uganda

In Uganda MEND provided essential support to the Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabiliation Services to create the Masaka Outreach Centre. This centre covers four districts in Central Uganda and provides much-needed physiotherapy services, occupational therapy, and fitting of prosthetics and orthotics. The centre helps children with disabilities who have missed out on treatment and the … Read more

A Small Story with BIG Results – A Disabled Friendly Path Changes Lives!

Disabled Friendly Path - Handrails for access to the toilet - Hope Centre Nepal

Here is a small story about a disabled-friendly toilet and path…. For the first time in Gulmi District the Hope Centre has helped make a disabled friendly toilet and path for both Dhanikala and the Thamis’ family. After we finished our ALTSO wheelchair distribution programme for needy people we started another programme “Hastening to Help” ..which is … Read more