Masautso Chawauka was born on April 1, 1984. He was crippled from birth, and has never been able to get around on his own. He has a part time job at a store near his home, but he has had to crawl to work each morning. The police in the area have advised him it is too unsafe for him to crawl, and he must get another way to work or stop going out into the traffic. If he does this he will loose his job, and there is no one to help him. No one in his neighborhood has the money to help him with transportation. Masautso has a wife and 3 children. If he looses his job there will be no one to care for him or his family. The village where they live is Mutu village in the area of traditional Authority Mtema in Lilongwe District. He is about 25 kilometers west of Lilongwe City in a village of about 1,500 people.
A wheelchair was recently delivered to Masautso. When he saw the wheelchair Moses Banda, the Communication Director for Blessings Hospital said, “We gave it to him and we could see his face shining like a bright morning star. He was full of Joy and happiness, and he asked that we tell you, “Your gift has made it possible for me to care for myself and my brothers and sisters. We will be able to support ourselves, and not have to be given a hand out by others. Your example of helping me has given me the opportunity to tell everyone they must work hard to succeed, as I am doing.”