The Team


Rob Buchanan, Director

Rob is the founder of MEND. He travels extensively worldwide 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 MEND

Alisa Hogan, Secretary

Alisa lives in Wellington, New Zealand with her partner and children. She has supported MEND for many years with an automatic payment every week. She also manages the MEND website and social media.

Kathy Light

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>>


Ganga Manager MEND Hope Disability Centre

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. Ganga and her team run it so successfully that they are independent from MEND. This is her Facebook Page>>

Babi and the team with a patient at AGAPE, India

AGAPE – Achieving Goals of Ability, Parity and Education

Babi lost both legs and an arm as a child but successfully manages AGAPE with just one hand! Babi and his team prioritise mobility for members, followed by education, skills’ training, and employment, so they become valued members of their community.

Robert Lujoba, Physiotherapist Uganda

Robert Lujoba MEND

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: