Masoyi is a rural community twenty kilometres north east of White River in the province of Mpumalanga. It comprises four villages totaling approximately 20 000 inhabitants.
When Lucy Ngobeni was employed by the Provincial Government as a “Health Promoter”, tasked with educating rural people on basic health matters, in the course of her work she became aware of the desperate circumstances of people in the community suffering at home with AIDS, Cancer, TB and various other debilitating illnesses. In addition, a spiralling number of AIDS orphans was identified. On a purely voluntary basis Lucy formed an organisation named “Masoyi Home Based Care”.