About us

About us
CHOSA’s mission is to identify and support communities and community based organizations (CBOs) that reach out and take care of orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa.

CHOSA takes a holistic and non-directive approach to community development which helps empower other marginalized people in these communities. Moreover, through community participation and ownership of the development process, CHOSA promotes local action, self-empowerment, and peer-to-peer networking as essential strategies for community-driven development.

We do this by providing five major services to the projects with whom we partner:


Driven by the principle that communities should own their development process (see our Ethics), we provide our partners with unrestricted funding and a supportive relationship that promotes autonomous decision-making.

Our Vision
CHOSA believes that every South African child is entitled to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. By empowering people to not only address child poverty but also to confront the forces that sustain a community’s impoverishment, sense of powerlessness and oppression, we hope to achieve that vision.

See our mission and vision in isiXhosa

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4 ways you can help

Four ways YOU can change the world through children: