Ten Thousand Homes is a non-profit organization building strength, courage, stability, and a future for the most vulnerable of the developing world.

Our Story Our Story

In 2005, we met a young 12 year old girl orphaned by the effects of HIV. As the leader of her child-headed home of four, we sat and asked questions. We wanted to hear her families story. When asked a simple question, “If you could have anything in the world what would it be? This young caregiver quickly replied, “A house!” And so it began. What started as fulfilling one simple wish for a house became so much more. People from all around the world have joined. Together we have grown from building houses, to providing care to these young families through community programs and centers, to training and development programs, to job creation and employment opportunities. We are amazed at all that the last 12 years have brought and at the same time, convinced this is just the beginning!

Why Homes? Why Homes?

We are on a mission to build HOME. We recognize that homes are the backbone of a strong community. Providing HOME is more than putting a family in a house. It is creating that sense of belonging that everyone needs and desires. It is a truth we can all embrace-we all want to know that we are loved. Our vision is ordinary people making an extraordinary investment into the lives of the poor and vulnerable. While this vision is too large for us alone; we believe that everyone can play a part. We invite you to come see for yourself and experience both the beauty and the heartbreak of the communities we serve.

  • Why Africa
  • Africa
  • Why Africa?

    In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 34 million children are growing up as orphans. Of those, more than 11 million are kids who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. For every 10 children in the world who have lost their parents to AIDS, 8 of them live in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Why Homes? Our Progress

  • 87

    Houses Built
    (88-93 identified and in process)
  • 10

    Community Care Centeres Built
    Serving an average of 200 children each
  • 2100

    Meals a week served
    Giving children the nutritious meals they need to grow
  • 1

    Training campus (Uvillage)
    20 students/year
We have developed a quality care program including after school programs and home visits. There are ongoing peer to peer mentors, sport and social clubs, as well as a child sponsorship program with 200 children identified.   Learn More

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