Windfall to help in Uganda

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An Oamaru woman helping 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 Zealand who won $10,000 in a Countdown draw. To be eligible, shoppers had to buy five grocery items from a specified range in one transaction between September 19 and October 2, then swipe their loyalty card at the checkout.  Mrs Walker was ecstatic to receive a letter informing her she was $10,000 richer. She is giving the entire sum to the Ugandan project she and her husband Lindsay have set up in that country’s impoverished southwest, an area ravaged by genocide, drought, and Aids. ‘‘Make My Name Count’’ aimed to provide employment and infrastructure for the village of Kakuuto. The Walkers sponsor 18­year­old resident Harriet Kamukoobwa, who lived in a mud hut with 10 others. They were appalled by conditions when they visited her in June last year.  They have raised funds to build a bakehouse that could supply bread to help feed up to 30,000 people ona flood plain. The $10,000 would be added to almost $32,000 already donated. A van could be bought to take fresh bread toa wider area, and a commercial mixer and bread cutters could be installed.
The Walkers said they also wanted to source better­quality wheat flour to improve the bakehouse’s bread.