International Women’s Day


As I continue to acclimate myself to the the work of CHOSA, learning as I go on visits to our 8 different partners about the projects which they run, I cannot help but have a smile on my face when I meet the amazing women who run and work in these organisations. Each of them…

Molweni Zonke (Hello All)


Greetings from South Africa! After a brief hiatus of posting, we are back to keep you updated about what is happening in the field with CHOSA. As February has already come and gone, CHOSA is now in full swing for 2017, working with our 8 partner organisations in and around the Cape Flats. All of…

Thank You for Supporting the Fast + The World Remembers


Thank you to all of you who participated in our third annual Pap and Porridge Fast last week. Whether you fasted, donated, or followed our experiences via CHOSA’s blog, your contribution has carried us further in our mission to enrich the lives of vulnerable children through grassroots community empowerment. In three days, we raised a…

The World AIDS Day Fast has begun! Support a Fast Team Member today.


Hello CHOSA family! Today marks Day 1 of CHOSA’s Third Annual Pap and Porrdige Fast in recognition of World AIDS Day. Make a donation to support the fast at www.chosa.org/fast. From today (December 2) until midnight on Wednesday, our Fast Team will eat only pap and porridge, South Africa’s staple starches. This simple food, made of cornmeal, is eaten without…

CHOSA announces exciting art raffle!


**Full details still to be announced!**On behalf of every child impacted by your giving to Children of South Africa, we thank you for your generous support over the years. It is because of your contributions that our partner organizations and grassroots community movements are able to provide orphans and vulnerable children with the love, nourishment, shelter, and…

Message from the U.S.-based fundraising coordinator


Dear CHOSA Family, I am excited to have joined CHOSA as the United States-based fundraising coordinator. My name is Jennifer Erem and I live in the Boston, Massachusetts area, and I will be working alongside Ellie Gunderson as she leads our fundraising efforts in South Africa. As I continue to learn about CHOSA, I am…

Coming together for a common cause


By: Malea Otranto CHOSA is proud to announce that this past February, we successfully had our very first fundraiser here in South Africa! After months of planning – receiving a donation here, an auction item there – we were finally able to bring forty members of the community together in a night full of amazing…

Introduction: New U.S.-based Fundraising Coordinator


I am excited to be joining CHOSA as the U.S. fundraising coordinator. My name is Jennifer Erem and I am based in the Boston, Massachusetts area. My personal and professional connection to South Africa began with a Durban-based study abroad program in 2006. During this semester focused on reconciliation and development, I began studying isiZulu…

CHOSA Pap n Porridge Fast


Hello CHOSA family! Sign up for this year’s World AIDS Day Pap & Porridge Fast! Contact ellie@chosa.org In a few weeks, just after many of us celebrate Thanksgiving, people around the globe will recognize World AIDS Day. December 1st marks a time to come together and remember the millions of lives lost to HIV/AIDS, as…

CHOSA African Art Online Auction


CHOSA African Art Online Auction

This weekend, CHOSA is hosting an art auction in Los Angeles to benefit the projects we support. But our friends all over the country are welcome to bid!

Please visit the auction site at www.32auctions.com/CHOSA between now and Friday to bid on some extraordinary items, including a one-of-a-kind fresco-style painting of a South African child. (Please note that shipping costs will be added to your total bid if outside LA.)