Philakahle has been operating with the support of AAF since 2005.
It aims to reduce poverty in the Okhahlamba Municipality in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province through promoting integrated programs that are primarily focused on caring for people impacted by HIV/AIDS in their communities, and avoiding placing them in institutional care.
The Philakahle project was one of the first in South Africa to begin distributing Government supplied antiretroviral (ARV) medication to people with HIV/AIDS. The program has more than doubled its patient capacity since 2005 with the goal to keep people alive and help them become contributing members in their communities.
Philakahle has many other programs including education on how to live a healthy lifestyle, training for community care workers, establishing community and home gardens, providing counselling services and small business opportunities.