Healthy Mothers raising healthy children.

Philani provides mentoring, education, and income generation programs around Cape Town and the Eastern Cape, empowering mothers to raise healthy, well-nourished children.


Philani Fund USA, Inc. is a public charity whose mission is to raise funds for and make grants to the South African Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project (Philani). Philani is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides health and nutrition services to children, pregnant women and mothers in the informal communities around Cape Town, South Africa and in the rural Eastern Cape Province.


40 of every 1,000 children born in South Africa die before their first birthday; malnutrition is a common cause.

Mentor Mothers identify and rehabilitate underweight children at home, serving more than 8,000 families annually.

Children who are severely malnourished or are HIV or TB positive receive additional medical advice and nutrition support at one of Philani’s five nutrition centers.