Phakamani Foundation

… empowers poor women to succeed at micro-enterprise. Our training, group loans, and on-going support lead to family income, savings, and hope for the next generation.

Phakamani means “rise up” in isiZulu, and is pronounced, “pug – ah – ma – nee.”


Making a Difference

  • Christina is saving for her child’s university education…
  • Mantombi’s unique business helped her buy beds for her children…
  • Constance’s children have been able to finish school…
Phakamani in Brief

  • 9 260 women in the programme
  • The micro- businesses currently  support over 45 000 family members
  • Micro-loans are repaid and recycled to help the next person
  • As of May 2015, over R95mil has been distributed  to 70 000 business loans
  • Repayment rates are maintained above 97%
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