Prior to 2018 , Pastor Cogan was almost singlehanded running a house that cared for orphans, many had been left to die or fend for themselves on roads and ditches nearby. It became obvious that with only minimal support from a small handful of people worldwide, much had to change.


That is where MMNC came in. In August 2018, a new orphanage was registered and named (The Orphanage of Hope) on a new site with better accomodation and a potential to expand. 

The first concern was to to keep all 172 children alive: feed them, clothe them, provide schooling and medicine.

A safari company was also formed and government registered to operated complete with a new sign written Safari Vehicle and is ready to operate (post Covid).

A new Kitchen for the orphanage  and a purpose built school are planned hopefully to start early in the new year once donations have been received.

Orphanage of Hope



Sponsoring a child at a $1/day ensures that children have the basics of life: nutricious food, bedding (and a place to call their own), clothing, schooling and medication.

We currently have 93 orphans waiting to be sponsored - you will receive a picture and short bio of your child. 

OOH Kitchen

The current kitchen set-up is very unsafe and inadequate to cook for 180 people. With your donation, we can change this.

Project cost: $2000

Hope Education Centre

Currently the children have school where they sleep. We are in the process of building a 7-classroom school which will also have 2 craft training rooms and an office. The land has been purchased and building blocks made.

Read more about this project at this blog post.

Project cost: $360,000

Mother Planting
Mother Planting



With your support, we can change the lives of children and an entire community living in poverty. We can ensure you that 100% of your donation made to Make My Name Count goes directly to the project in Uganda. At any time, you can ask us for reports and photographs of the difference your donation has made.

"Those of us who are WARM ad DRY and SAFE and WELL-FED MUST SHOW UP for those who are COLD and WET and ENDANGERED and HUNGRY. That's a RULE OF LIFE. Every ETHICAL and RELIGIOUS and SPIRITUAL TRADITION in the WORLD AGREES on THAT RULE"

- Elizabeth Gilbert -


Make My Name Count exists to call on people to collectively contribute, to build resources for one of the most impoverished regions around the world.


Lindsay and Dalaine Walker


+64 021 0252 6795

39 Don Street, Oamaru, New Zealand


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