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School bus next on wish list

Oamaru Mail, May 2018


"Oamaru couple Lindsay and Dalaine Walker are thrilled to see their Ugandan bakehouse project thriving.

The Walkers have featured in the Oamaru Mail several times in the past two years as they raised funds for Kakuuto, an impoverished village in southwest Uganda that has been ravaged by genocide, drought, and Aids.

Their “Make My Name Count” project involved building a bakehouse that could supply bread for up to 30,000 people and provide ongoing employment and training for local residents. When Mrs Walker won $10,000 in a Countdown supermarket draw....."

Windfall to help in Uganda

Oamaru Mail, October 2016


"An Oamaru woman helping in a Ugandan humanitarian project wished for a windfall to buy it a vehicle. Her wish has been granted. Dalaine Walker was one of five people in New Zeaand who won $10,000 in a Countdown draw...."

Meeting my sponsor child in Uganda, September 2016


"Over 60 community member Lindsay Walker, 63, travelled to one of Uganda's most impoverished and remote areas to meet his sponsor child, Harriet ..."

Tips to plan a long overseas holiday, August 2016


"We are far from unique when it comes to global travellers. What makes us a little different is that we went to four continents, 28 countries, staying in 96 different cities and towns, going on some 28 flights, 26 high-speed trains, local buses, taxis and ferries – all in six months. If you do the maths that is less than two nights in each place and we are 65 and 63 years of age!..."

After seeing the living conditions of my sponsor child in Uganda, I raised $20,000 for her, May 2016


"Lindsay Walker, 63, and his wife Dalaine, 65, have seven precious sponsor children from all over the world. After Lindsay visited one of their children, Harriet, in Uganda last year, he felt compelled to start a charity to help her and her family..."

$10,000 raised for Uganda bakehouse

Oamaru Mail, May 2016


"An auction to raise money for a bakehouse in a Ugandan village has raised more than $10,000.


The auction, held at the Loan and Merc building recenlty, was for Make My Name Count, established by Lindsay and Dalaine Walker ..."

Sponsors meeting kids

Waitaki Herald, June 2015


"An Oamaru couple who sponsor seven children through Tear Fund have embarked on a world odyssey to visit them all.


Lindsay and Dalaine Walker left on the self-funded, 168 day trip on May 2 and will visit 25 countries including Rwanda, Uganda, Brazil and Colombia...."

Support sought for Ugandan village

Oamaru Mail, February 2016


"An Oamaru couple are doing their part to try to make life a little easier for the residents of a Ugandan village, and are seeking the support of North Otago locals.


Lindsay and Dalaine Walker have established an organisation, Make My Name Count, which aims to build much-needed resources for the couple's sponsor children, their families and the wider communities .... "

Barefoot Power helps in bringing light to Harriet


"Harriet is a young ladythat lives in the most impoverished area of Uganda. Life is demanding....she lives with extended family of some 11 people in a tiny Mud Hut with Thatched Grass roof.


Dalaine and Lindsay from New Zealand would like to do something for their sponsored child, Harriet and “Light Up Harriet’s Life”. ..."

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