Lilongwe, Malawi

About Us

Our Story

In 2000, God spoke to our Founder and Executive Director, Chief Theresa Malila, to rally the church, the body of believers, to be empowered with His love and compassion in order to become the ‘repairers of walls in communities”.  With only a bottle of oil and her bible, Chief Theresa visited patients in the hospitals and began to pray with them. She walked throughout the peri-urban slum areas to minister to and pray for the sick. She spoke with widows and children each day as they lost their loved ones to HIV in order to encourage them.

When Malawi was hit by it’s worst famine just one year later, Chief Theresa continued to visit and pray for the sick and bedridden. Others expected her to bring them something to eat.  She would say to them, “The only thing I have brought you is Christ and His Word.”

When Malawi was hit by it’s worst famine just one year later, Theresa continued to visit and pray for the sick and bedridden. Others expected her to bring them something to eat.  She would say to them, “The only thing I have brought you is Christ and His Word.”

Today, Keta Ngosi, Theresa’s oldest daughter, oversees all daily activity at Somebody Cares Ministries with the support of her mother. Together they do so with the help of:

  • 40 community field leaders and focal area heads
  • 160 pastors and church leaders from 45 churches
  • 200 community home-based care volunteers
  • 600 gender-based violence counsellors and advocates
  • Partnering with 5 traditional authorities
  • Working with 575 chiefs
  • 64 teachers and caregivers
  • 380 HIV/Aids support groups members

God’s Church, the body of believers empowered with His love and compassion will act by becoming “Repairers of Walls” – the walls of our communities – by reaching out to the poor, the vulnerable, the marginalized, the orphan, the widow and to those affected and infected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The vision of Somebody Cares is to positively affect and impact individual lives in homes, schools, and communities resulting in the ultimate restoration of integrity of the family and affirm their God-given dignity by working positively with people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through behavior/right attitude, social and cultural interventions, and spiritual nourishment.  Somebody Cares strongly holds to the truth that the church is the answer to the challenges that the world is currently facing and as the church rises up to meet these challenges, a healthier community will emerge.

Our current ministry structure focuses on creating Shalom Satellite Communities (SSC) by enhancing the quality of life and standard of living in a wholistic manner; to enable families to flourish spiritually, socially, economically, politically and environmentally through implementing catalytic programs for sustainable growth primarily focused on women and youth. We do so by facilitating partnerships for the beneficiaries [communities] to take ownership to rebuild their social fabric and improve access to disposable income, services and improved conditions of living through the establishment of good governance systems and networking based on 4 primary and 4 additional focal areas:

  1. Education
  2. Family & Religion
  3. Health
  4. Legal Framework
  5. Roads & Infrastructure
  6. Water & Sanitation
  7. Agriculture & Environment
  8. Business & Markets/ Economy