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Somba: “The Future of Malawi”

It’s important to know that at Drop of Compassion we don’t believe giving hand-outs is a viable solution. We believe in helping people to help themselves. We aim to empower people by working with the local residents to create independent, sustainable communities. With your support, communities and families can claim their right to a better future.

Although we run our projects all over Malawi, Somba (Mangochi) is special because we have managed to execute all 12 of our projects across 19 villages. Only a few years ago Somba was just a barren piece of land but thanks to your generosity the future is being created with our “Somba Community Development Centre” – creating a thriving infrastructure and successful economy which is dramatically changing the face of Somba.

We all take for granted clean water, a safe home, schools and hospitals. We are fortunate to live in communities where it’s a given that we’ll be able to earn a living, support our families, get help when we’re sick and have food on our tables. Your donations mean people of Somba now have access to clean water, food security, healthcare, education and sustainable livelihoods. People are able to earn a living and contribute to society. Your donations have brought Somba to life. THANK YOU!!



Today in Somba:
This cycle from birth to adulthood allows a person to realise their potential and return to their community in a different role such as doctor, teacher or leader and give back to them.
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You helped us to achieve this at the “Somba Community Development Centre”. Help us to continue sustaining it and create more impact zones like this all over Malawi. Help us to EMPOWER COMMUNITIES and make a difference.


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Drop of compassion is a UK-based charity that currently works in Malawi, Africa – “The warm heart of Africa”.

We strive to provide LONG TERM SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS through our core focus areas:






Since our launch in 2013, we have:

  • provided water irrigation schemes that benefit 22,200 people
  • facilitated the treatment of 108,000 people for primary healthcare
  • made boreholes that support approximately 12,000 people
  • distributed food to approximately 12,500 people during the floods and also this year
  • built a school block to house 200 students covering 15 villages
  • provided one meal for a year to 450 school children
  • funded University scholarship programs for 4 individuals
  • empowered families through goats benefiting 450 people
  • planted fruit trees to benefit 15 villages
  • helped 60 families produce and sell honey
  • provided 225 families with mosquito nets


According to UNICEF (2013):

Malawi’s children face a difficult future. The country is one of the poorest in the world and ranks 170th of the 186 surveyed countries in the 2013 Human Development Index. 31.4% of the population lives in severe poverty, with serious consequences for children and women.

Life for many children and women in Malawi is characterised by poor access to healthcare and a high incidence of diarrhea, malaria and other communicable diseases. Malnutrition levels have remained high for over a decade and 46 per cent of children under the age of five are stunted.


Our objective

To ensure sustainability and to eliminate the high rate of poverty by empowering the poor. This is achieved by working together with communities to develop key infrastructure such as access to clean water, farming, health and education. Our primary focus is in Malawi, listed in the United Nations in the least developed countries category. We aim to empower the people of Malawi through various development schemes.


Who we are

We are a charity operating from Leicester, UK. Our charity is run by a young vibrant group of professionals, entrepreneurs and volunteers. We are passionate about our work that we do and we use our varied experience to focus on the needs of the beneficiaries. We formally established in February 2013 with the Charity Commission UK. Our registration number is 1151443.


100% Donation, No Deductions!

We guarantee 100% of your donations will reach their intended target. The charity operates on a voluntary basis ensuring our costs are kept to a minimum. The set-up, operating, admin and marketing costs are met by the trustees, supporters and some from the gift aid contributions.