STEPS4MALAWI micro-enterprise program is designed to create real economic change in Malawi. Working with SOLES4SOULS we utilize gently used shoes as a resource to help entrepreneurs in Malawi with an opportunity to start and sustain a small business (a micro-enterprise) of their own. Because shoes that are no longer needed are donated, STEPS4MALAWI will be able to provide a constant low cost quality supply of product to entrepreneurs. Because of this, they will be able to lift themselves and their family out of poverty.
One of the biggest issues Malawian Villagers face is safe and effective health care. The longer we are here the more we realize the need for immediate, efficient, and safe medical care. We have concluded that the best way to provide this, is to own and operate our own medical clinic. This is a fairly simple undertaking in Malawi that only requires a government certificate to operate a clinic, and to hire a nurse or other qualified medical practitioner for the day to day operations. This would give us control over the quality, the cleanliness, and the efficiency of the operation. As always, the only hard part to opening the Living Steps Private Medical Clinic is funding. The good news we have already received a $3000.00 donation and once operations have begun, even at low cost and pro bono, it will be self-supporting.
We need to actually have our official Malawi NGO (Living Steps) registered with the Government before we can open a clinic. As of now all paperwork is filed with the Malawian Government, building plans are completed and site is secured.
Supporting Mteke, Chigwiligwidi, and Chidubah Villages and others around the Chiringa trading center in the Phalombe region. Funding projects and providing assitance to widows and Orphans. Steps4Malawi supports financially, spiritually, physically and by building infrastructure. In addition to the projects themselves. Steps4Malawi also supports the various village shepherds and churches connected with the Chidubah Christian church including the Chidubahrising Project (Wendy Elerick).
We also help repair houses, replace roofs, build or rebuild churches, basically doing what needs to be done to the best of our ability.and food