We are a local Malawi grassroots-based NGO founded in 2003 and registered in 2007 and legally operating in the Southern Region of Malawi. Our desire is to address the plight and connection between HIV/AIDS, food security, livelihood patterns, effects of global warming and climate change and the prevailing gender imbalances, its effects and impact to the poor rural households in Balaka district, Malawi.
Vision® - We envision a world in which all human beings are morally, mentally and physically developed and have opportunities to reach their full potential.
Mission® - Positive Steps exists to improve rural and grassroots households livelihood by providing sustainable integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Humanitarian/Emergency Response, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development, Lab or Field Testing
Other Organizational Expertise
The organization has experience as it grew from a community based organization into an NGO.® 10 years of experience in working with the grassroots makes us better placed for community mobilization and we may say we are better placed® We have our own office structures and some structures in the community® We have staff that is widely conversant to all our programmes and initiatives
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Pellets / Briquettes, Solar
Clean Cooking Activities
We are in the final stages of developing a business plan for cookstove distribution in Balaka, Chiradzulu, Mangochi and Phalombe districts.
The project aims to distribute more than 300,000 improved cooking stoves. The initiative wishes also to generate some income from pro-poor carbon markets like the CDM and the Gold Standard.
Positive Steps defines itself an an NGO which is ready to take part in being a local partner enabling and engaging the grassroots communities on energy efficiency and mobilize the end-users on the effects of green-house gases.
Engaging Community participation
Project Identification and Origination
Monitoring and KPTs
Business Modeling and Business Planning for women groups who may wish to distribute the cookstoves
Project Designing and development of PINs, PDDs and research and consulting
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
P.O. Box 108
Along Zembani Lodge Road
Balaka, Southern Region
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Clement Chiwala
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 265 1 553 703
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Richard Tembo
Title: Programs Manager
Phone: 265 993 118539Request an Edit to This Profile