Positive Steps Malawi

Healthcare 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 £45,000 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.

Nkhoma Solar Project

We have now launched the ‘Nkhoma Hospital Solar Project’ alongside Employ My Ability, with the aim of raising £100,000 to provide solar powered electricity to the hospital. This will enable the hospital to double the amount of essential operations and lifesaving activities that are carried out.

This is an exciting initiative and will make a real difference to the way that Nkhoma Hospital is able to operate and, most importantly, will help save lives.

Latest News

Kangaroo Mother Care

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. The program helps new mothers care for their premature babies, supplying warmth, nutrition, stimulation and protection from infection by ensuring babies have skin to skin contact for 20 hours a day. However, still many babies and their mothers die from infection and preventable complications during and following child birth.

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A Barking Success

A Barking Success

Wow! Thank you to everyone who came and supported our recent Family Fun Dog Show at The Walled Garden Moreton. We were overwhelmed by the number of attendees and gorgeous dogs that came, and it was fantastic to see everyone having so much fun. We raised an amazing £1,109.15.

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How You Can Help


To date over £45,000 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).