Vision and Mission

What We Do

Empowering rural wellbeing, together we thrive.

CHoiCe focuses on improving the overall wellbeing of rural communities, building resilience and capacity. Interventions are designed to be impactful and sustainable, and CHoiCe is passionate about developing our beneficiaries towards increased capacity and opportunities and improved physical, emotional and psychological health. The organisation is a key community partner for government, including the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development, towards linking beneficiaries with the services available and providing direct interventions to fill the existing gaps in service delivery.

CHoiCe’s diverse team works with a broad range of beneficiaries, focused on addressing their specific vulnerabilities in the context in which they are vulnerable. This includes working with beneficiaries themselves as well as working with stakeholders to create an enabling environment in which communities are able to access services and fully realise their fundamental rights. Targeted groups for interventions include orphaned and vulnerable children, with a focus on children and adolescents living with HIV; palliative care patients; men who have sex with men; and rural community members.

Where We Work

CHoiCe focuses on the health and development needs of communities in Limpopo Province, South Africa. With its head office located in Tzaneen town, Mopani District, the organisation also implements programmes in Vhembe and Capricorn Districts.

Our History

CHoiCe Trust was established in 1997 to promote health services to farm workers in Limpopo Province. The organisation soon expanded to support the health needs of rural community members through the provision of health trainings and mentoring to community carers. From this basis in home-based care, CHoiCe Trust grew in its mission to provide more holistically for the health needs of beneficiary households; this included introducing programmes focused on:

  • The rights and vulnerabilities of children,
  • The needs of farm workers,
  • Training and mentorship requirements of community-based organisations and community care and health workers,
  • The health concerns of patients and their family members, and
  • The promotion of HIV prevention, care and support.

The organisation currently works to address vulnerability in communities by focusing on building capacity and directly intervening to improve resilience on different development challenges and provides direct services in support of national, provincial and local objectives and plans. CHoiCe continues to implement programmes around health issues, poverty alleviation, rights realisation and environmental concerns.