Whilst learners are given a mug of Future Life cereal to sustain them at school, their families go hungry on a daily basis. Giving a child a loaf of bread will provide for his entire family. Currently the PPRA is distributing 2000 loaves of bread a month.

On the 1st of September 2017, the board members converged at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick to launch the "Let us Keep Mandela's Legacy Alive" programme. The programme entails making a lifelong monthly contribution of R67. The board members were the first to sign up and will attempt to sign on 1000 members. (A copy of this signing on form can be found on this website.)

The year 2015 was the first time that the Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association distributed 1000 pairs of school shoes to needy learners. These were distributed to learners from 171 schools. These shoes were sponsored by Palm Stationery..

In the alleviation of poverty, it has become necessary to equip community members with the necessary skills so that they become self -sufficient. An estimated R100 000 was used over the past ten years, training unemployed members of the community in block making, tiling, hairdressing and culinary skills. Individuals were also trained in setting up small business enterprises. The Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association has facilitated the recent opening of a skills development centre in Foresthaven.

The Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association creates awareness on environmental issues via print media to schools. Schools have been conscientized on the benefits of recycling and have been given contact details in order to get involved in the recycling of paper, plastic and glass, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.
In partnership with the Department of Agriculture the PPRA has held workshops with all primary schools in the area. Educators were also workshopped on sustainable living and how to start food gardens. Schools were given gardening tools, fertilizer and seeds to give to indigent learners who good start food gardens in their back yards.