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Rob Buchanan

Rob Buchanan, Director
PO Box 94
Kerikeri, Northland 0230
New Zealand

064210609631 (Phone)

Type of Organization

ID: CC32353 NZ Charity
Type: Non Govt Org NGO

Service Areas

Regions: Africa, Asia
Countries: Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, India, Nepal, Philippines
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: Those challenging disabilities and disability service providers
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: Sometimes

Services Provided

Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Funding, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Medical / Surgical Care, Rehabilitation / Training
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.


Financial Assistance

Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Technicians, Lay Persons, Nurses, Therapists

Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Disassembled, Equipment, Used, Medical Supplies, Other: Hearing aids, used prostheses

General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 1991 by Rob Buchanan
Total volunteers to date: 10
Annual average volunteer participation: 10
Total recipients of care to date: 10000
Annual average recipients of care: 3000
This organization has a business/financial relationship with another Non-Profit organization.

Financial Information
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
        Government: 10%
        Individuals: 80%
        Personal: 10%

Mission Statement
MEND supports partners and projects that help people with disabilities gain mobility, education, employment through skills' training, hearing and to gain dignity in their communities.

Additional Information & Comments

We have started a new programme also called KoolSkool that links teachers in developed countries with needy students in remote parts of developing countries.


We use skype to connect caring, retired teachers and skilled people to share knowledge with youth via Skype video. And plan to set up KoolSkools in hospitals and rehabilitation centres where kids and youth may not have access to education.

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