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

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

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