Who we are
Hlokomela was established in 2005 in response to research that highlighted a desperate need for health care among farm workers and other vulnerable populations in the greater Hoedspruit area. Since then, Hlokomela has been a prominent and respected role player in the health and well-being of the local community serving about 60 000 people annually (direct and indirect beneficiaries).
A culture of caring that empowers all.
To provide quality, all-inclusive health care to everyone in the Kruger2Canyons Biosphere Region.
Where we work
We do most of our work in the greater Hoedspruit area, the administrative centre of the Maruleng Municipality, which is situated in the Mopani District, Limpopo Province. We also work in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga where the focus is on community education and upliftment through the Stepping Stones Project.
Tourism, government services and farming are key economic activities in these areas. The farming sector offers employment to a large portion of the local population of seasonal and migrant workers.
Who we serve
- Farm workers, including seasonal workers, in the Kruger to Canyons biosphere region.
- Farm owners and managers in the Kruger to Canyons biosphere region.
- Employees of local game lodges notably in the Greater Timbavati
- Migrants from Mozambique, Zimbabwe and other provinces in South Africa.
- Sex workers in the entire Mopani District of Limpopo Province.
- Community members in the Acornhoek area who participate in the Stepping Stones Project.
- Our government partners in the Maruleng Municipality, Mopani District & Limpopo Department of Health.
- Our donors and funders.