Positive Steps MalawiHealthcare Assistance Fund For Malawi
In Malawi there are no incapacity benefits, no family credit, no sick leave, no critical illness cover, no money to fund basic or specialised healthcare.
About Positive Steps
So how would Mangani, Ellen, Grisella and Loveness get the prosthetic limbs they desperately needed?
This is how Positive Steps started. An initial fundraising campaign to help four young Malawians has blossomed into a totally focused charity run by dedicated, unsalaried professionals and supported by compassionate people who believe in making every penny they donate count. Positive Steps is a UK based charity established in 2011. To date we have raised over £55,000 towards providing medical and health care, travel aid for patients who require specialist care and indirectly supporting healthcare training.
What We Do
Since its inception in 2011, Positive Steps has managed to raise a great deal of money to help fund some wonderful people and projects in Nhkoma, Malawi. A little goes along way in Malawi and its gratifying to know that every penny raised goes directly to a specific person or project. You can read some fantastic examples of how your money is spent, often on many things we in the UK expect for free or take for granted on our blog.
March 2019: Urgent Funds Needed
Malawi has been hit by a humanitarian crisis, following Cyclone Idai. Our friend Dr Daniel Chimutu and his team are collecting clothes, blankets and medicines.
Kangaroo Mother Care
As Nkhoma Hospital is often without electricity for long periods of time, Kangaroo Mother Care is an essential element of their newborn health program.
Shukulani is 13 years old from Maunda Village. He was referred to Positive Steps Charity by John Port, the former headteacher of Gairloch High School in Highland Scotland who have a link with Mlozi School around 30 km from Nkhoma, Malawi.
How You Can Help
To date over £55,000 has been raised with thanks to the generous donations and the fundraising efforts of our volunteers. 100% of this money has been used to provide medical healthcare and assistance to the people of Nkhoma. (Positive Steps registered charity 1159715).