About Us

About us

Extra Mile Development Foundation

Extra Mile Development Foundation (EMDEF) is a registered young women led non-profit organization that is committed to empowering marginalized children, girls and young women by promoting their education, health and economic status.

EMDEF uses advocacy and service delivery interventions to address social economic issues and other challenges that hinder individuals and communities from reaching their full potential in development.

Our work is in line with Sustainable Development Goals, Malawi Agenda 2030 and Malawi Vision 2063


  1. Registered under Companies Limited by Guarantee
  2. Affiliated by Council for Non Governmental Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA) and NGO Regulatory Authority (NGORA)-pending

Our Objectives

EMDEF aims to use education as a transformative tool to improve the lives of individuals. It suggests that by providing high-quality education, individuals can acquire the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to change their circumstances and pursue better opportunities. Education is seen as a powerful tool for personal development, empowerment, and socio-economic mobility.

focuses on enhancing the availability and quality of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in schools, health facilities, and communities that lack adequate access. By improving access to clean water, proper sanitation facilities, and hygiene education, this objective aims to enhance the overall health, well-being, and productivity of individuals, particularly in underserved areas. It also contributes to reducing the spread of waterborne diseases and improving overall quality of life.

EMDEF aims to empower youth and women by providing them with vocational skills and training. By acquiring these skills, individuals can enhance their employability and economic independence, ultimately leading to self-reliance. This objective recognizes the importance of equipping marginalized groups with the tools they need to access sustainable livelihoods, contributing to their personal and economic development.


EMDEF seeks to improve access to information and services related to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for youth and women. By increasing access to accurate information and appropriate services, this objective aims to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. It also seeks to address issues of stigma, discrimination, and lack of awareness surrounding these topics, ultimately promoting better health outcomes and reducing the prevalence of these issues in communities.


Catchment Area

Government institutions (schools and health facilities), Existing youth structures in Mzuzu, Mzimba, Nkhata Bay and Rumphi districts