Rob Buchanan, Director
Rob is the founder of MEND. He travels extensively around the world helping our partners and centres with their work. He also lives on his yacht in the Bay of Islands and is up all night managing the work in different time zones. Read more about Rob here>>
Alisa Hogan, Secretary
Alisa lives in Wellington, New Zealand with her partner and children. She has been a supporter of MEND for many years with an automatic payment every week.
Kathy Light, Longtime Supporter
Kathy, and her husband Len, are longstanding supporters of MEND. They have run successful companies in the dairy and probiotic industry for over 20 years. Click here for their website>>
Winsome Fisher, Longtime Supporter
Winsome lives in the Bay of Islands in the north of New Zealand. She is a retired Occupational Therapist so has a wealth of health and disability knowledge and experience.
Ganga Rayamajhi, Manager Hope Centre Nepal
Ganga manages the Hope Disability Centre in Gulmi. She is a double amputee and lost both legs as a baby when she was left unattended next to a kitchen fire. Hope Nepal was our first centre. Now Ganga and her team run it so successfully that they are independent from MEND. This is her Facebook Page>>
Robert Lujoba, Physiotherapist Uganda
Robert works with MEND and the Katalemwa Cheshire Home (KCH) in Kampala, Uganda. KCH is one of the country’s oldest rehabilitation centres. Robert cares for patients in the three districts managed from our Outreach Centre in Masaka.
James Wachieni, Co-ordinator SOL Kenya
James is the coordinator of our partner, Shepherds of Life (SOL) in the Samburu Region and Rift Valley of Kenya.
James also works on our sustainable farm programme harvesting and selling tomatoes, capsicums and onions. This programme employs local women and supports SOL’s work with 400 village communities, 5000 vulnerable children and 600 people living with HIV/Aids. See: www.solkenya.org
Asi Babi, Manager AGAPE India
Babi lost both legs and an arm as a child but sucessfully runs AGAPE with just one hand! Babi and his team prioritise mobility for members, followed by education, skills’ training and employment, so they become useful participants in their society.
AGAPE – Achieving Goals of Ability Parity and Education.