Our Story

Most cancer sufferers in Africa can not afford basic healthcare or medical support. Winds of Hope aims to change that.

Stella and Matthew founded Winds of Hope in Australia as fundraising charity to assist with the construction and operation of the Mother Mary Cancer Palliative Care Centre in Kampala, Uganda.

Aside from the facility, our primary activities are focused around community awareness programs, education and support for cancer sufferers.

Our long-term vision is to provide ongoing fulltime awareness and education programs, funding and equipment to expand the capability of heathcare professionals in Uganda.

Who are we?

Winds of Hope is run by Stella and Matthew, with help and assistance from a wide range of volunteers and carers both locally in Australia and in Uganda, Africa.

Stella Nakato - Founder & CEO

Stella is an Australian healthcare professional, originally from Kampala, Uganda. Stella founded the Mother Mary Cancer Palliative Care Centre in Uganda, with support from her family and friends in the capital city Kampala.

Using her healthcare experience in Australia, and extensive experience in Uganda, Stella is passionate about expanding the centre and making supportive and palliative care available to those in need in Uganda.

A particular focus of her work is around cancer diagnosis, treatment options, counselling and nutrition education for those at risk in Uganda.

Matthew Proctor - Co-Founder LinkedIn

Matthew is an IT and Telecommunications executive and supporter of good charities, good causes and great coffee.

He leverages his corporate experience to help fundraise for Winds of Hope and the Cancer Care Centre, as well as being responsible for overall finances and technology.

He has fundraised for many causes over the years, both African and Australian charities, and even climbed Mt Kilimanjaro twice to raise money for those in need!



We are a Registered Australian Charity

We are a registered Australian Charity with a local board based in Melbourne, Victoria., specializing in Advancing Heath and social and public welfare.

Our full details ACNC registration details are available at: ACNC