WEHAF was founded in 2016 to empower widows, and those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, to create better lives for themselves and their families. Life in Tanzania is especially difficult for widows. Husbands provide the income for their family, and shortly after marriage wives move into the house of their in-laws. When their husbands die these women and their children lose the family income and often become homeless. In response to these problems WEHAF was founded to advocate for people in vulnerable situations.
The foundation runs a variety of programs that support widows and their families including training programs in horticulture, tailoring and baking. They also work to implement micro financing in rural areas around Arusha. Additionally volunteer and interns can provide English classes.