Phelisanong is a community-based organization in Lesotho, Southern Africa founded by a group of disabled and HIV/AIDS positive villagers in 2001. The Centre provides a home, family, and community for people living with various mental and physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic illnesses, and orphans. Visit project pages to find out more about how Phelisanong is transforming lives in Africa!


Phelisanong is the only facility in Lesotho that accepts children with both physical and mental disabilities.


Phelisanong operates the Mamello English Medium Primary School, which is attended by children from surrounding villages as well as residents of the Centre.

Food Security

Phelisanong staff maintain vegetable gardens, two orchards, and livestock including cows, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens. The food grown and raised is used in the kitchen to provide nutritious and wholesome meals for the community.


A focus of Phelisanong is fostering connections and supplying education and resources to vulnerable groups such as those living with HIV/AIDS and those living with albinism. 

Phelisanong is a grassroots project that thrives in a very challenging environment. Every penny the centre receives is used to maximum effect.

“There is little water spilled when it is being carried uphill”.