PHAKAMISA is pronounced pa-ga-mee-sa.
A Zulu word meaning 'to uplift.'


You can help us uplift people from poverty.
Be inspired and....



Get creative, be inspired, follow your idea through and raise money for PHAKAMISA. These lovingly knitted dolls were sent out to Phakamisa as a gift for children, for most this will be their first ever toy.

AT HOME – gather friends, neighbours for a coffee morning, open day, wine tasting evening, open garden.
AT CHURCH – get the congregation involved – have a cake stall after church, plan an auction, hold a talent show, organise a concert, collect stamps, postcards, foreign/loose change which all have some value. 

AT SCHOOL – get the kids involved, hold a non-uniform day, get them baking for a bun sale, a competition to design a toy, game, instrument made from junk. 

EVENTS – thinking of running a marathon, a long distance cycle, walk etc. Make it a sponsored event for PHAKAMISA.
Tell us about your forthcoming events at – [email protected]


God is at the centre of PHAKAMISA with prayer fundamental to how we work and serve. 

Prayer is an integral part of our daily Devotions (8.30-9.30am) held in Pinetown Methodist Church with all our workshops and classes ending in prayer. 

Caregiver groups pray together in their communities, homes and gardens. 

Phakamisa is grounded in prayer and we would value your prayers for us as we pray for you our supporters. 


Help us to continue to change lives through education, training and support.

See the ways in which you can give.

Phakamisa Partners – download a form.

We’d love to hear how you have got involved in raising awareness or funding for Phakamisa. Please share how you have supported us in our work.

Contact us at – [email protected]


We love that our supporters who are runners choose to participate in some gruelling marathon events to raise funds for and awareness of PHAKAMISA. Peter Clark and John Turner ran in the Paris marathon. Magnifique – the verdict, especially as Peter was still unwell from a virus and stomache upset.

Teacher Robin Christian ran in the London marathon poignantly on the third anniversary of the death of his father, Tim, from cancer, the memory of the bravery of Tim during his illness inspiring Robin to keep going through the pain of the last few miles.

A Special Gift.

The Cameo Group at Baildon Methodist Church (UK) who created a very beautiful book to celebrate the King James Bible 400th Anniversary. Each member hand wrote on parchment her favourite biblical text and these together with images were collated into a book.
The group enjoyed in turn taking this special book home to read and absorb God's Word before collectively deciding that they wanted to share it with their sisters in Christ in Pinetown. The Cameo book reached Phakamisa and the Caregivers in May this year a special gift sent with love and continuing prayers.

An Annual Golf Day.

The annual Phakamisa Golf Day held in May at Ellesmere Golf Club, Manchester (UK) saw a day of mixed weather - cloud, scattered showers, hail and sunny intervals, not that the golfers seemed to mind.
A beautifully sunny evening and a perfect setting looking out over the greens, complimented a wonderful meal and the auction (whose items included a signed Man Uinted ball and shirt) concluded the day.

Co-organiser Dawn Meeson shares 'I am always so touched by people's generosity, not only financially, but also in time, commitment and willingness to help.
A big thank you for the continuing love, prayers and support for Phakamisa in so many ways.'
The £5,000 raised will provide ongoing support for Phakamisa.