‘Steps for life’ aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the orthopaedic technology sector while at the same time helping prosthetics users abroad with no access to prosthetic care to get the components they need. Across first world countries, prosthetics components are dismissed and forgotten once their user grows out of it or is granted a renewel by their insurance system. In lower income countries however, there are often no such well-functioning insurance systems around, and therefore people in need of a prosthetic limb can’t afford that. Our volunteers ensure that the components you donate are organised to be sent to a partner prosthetic workshop in a low income country. The prosthetist there will reuse your component to build a new prosthesis for a prosthetics user there, charging only working hours for the assembly and manufacturing of the custom socket. We ensure this by promising absolute traceability of your donation. The component will receive a code, which you can enter on the designated part of the ‘steps For Life’ website. Once used, the prosthetist and/or the enduser provide information on what was done with your component.