Small Steps For Africa

Small Steps for Africa

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The work of Small Steps for Africa started back in 2008, after mother and daughter, Tracey and Charlotte Baker visited the village of Irenzi in rural Uganda, and decided to fundraise to provide the village with two clean water sources. 

With the support of their church and local community in Kew Gardens, they achieved their aim, but a six month trip to Africa by Charlotte in 2013 made her decide to revive the organisation under the name 'Small Steps for Africa.' The name reflects her belief that whilst it is easy for politicians to stand up and talk about 'making poverty history', in reality, true progress can only be made through small, sustainable steps.

After spending time in Togo, Cameroon and Madagascar and working with several organisations in these countries, Charlotte decided to set up a partnership with 'Children of Madagascar', promising to provide an education and essential supplies for a family of six who had never been to school.

What started out initially as a promise to this family has evolved into a much larger fundraising operation. Small Steps for Africa now funds a variety of projects in Madagascar, as well as continuing to support the original family and facilitating the sponsorship of over 50 other children across two projects by generous British donors. 

We are always open to project proposals. Our policy is to work with small, local organisations and all projects are thoroughly assessed to ensure accountability and value for money. We work in the areas of education, sanitation and sustainable development, with employability a major focus and goal.