Threads of Hope || Gloria’s Story

“During my childhood I played with a doll, and I made clothes made from plastic bags for it; I also used old rags. And you won’t believe this, I used a stick to knit those clothes together.” Gloria Malope is a seamstress who has been connected with Ten Thousand Homes since 2008. Her creative spirit […]

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A Bishop and his lads.

For the second year in a row our friend Steve, from YWAM Holmsted Manor in the UK, came for a visit and brought some friends. He simply put the word out that he was going to Africa to build a house and if you were keen..”meet me at the airport!” And we are very glad […]

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Dreams Become Reality

In the beginning of Ten Thousand Homes, as I would imagine with any ambitious endeavor, there was a desire to “make today count.” As we jumped off the cliff, so to speak, we were living as though this was our only shot. It was great, and our passion for making an immediate difference grew. As […]

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Kenya & Uganda

Kenya & Uganda An interview with John Shaw So John, you recently came back from a trip to Uganda and Kenya. How was it? “Great.” What was the purpose of your trip? “The purpose of our trip to Kenya and Uganda was to connect. We (TTH) have been supporting a couple of projects in Kenya […]

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Welcome HOME Mama Charity!

Mama Charity grew up in Mbonisweni, a township just outside of White River, South Africa. She was part of a large family and was labeled the black sheep of the family. Her parents drank, and her Mom would repeatedly lock her out of the house. They didn’t even welcome their own daughter into their home. […]

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We Need Fathers and Francisco Is One

The day we walked into Francisco’s house his prayer was for more rooms to accommodate his grandkids. When their parents, Francisco’s children, died of AIDS, this tender hearted grandfather had no choice but to take them in, even though his small house lacked adequate space.   The four of us prayed for Francisco that day. […]

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Keep Smiling Michael!

The house was big enough for the family but in no way safe for those living inside. Sometimes HOME is not about building from the ground up but ensuring the precious cargo inside is safe. That’s exactly what Michael and his family needed, a sense of security protecting them from rain and unwanted intruders. Frequently, […]

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We have become MNDENI

It was a hot Summer day in March when we walked up to what was serving as Sfiso and Lizzie’s house. It couldn’t have been hotter, though, than the week prior when their house burned to the ground in a fire. The only evidence left in the barrenness were a few charred pieces of wood […]

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Queen Ruth gets her Palace!

Can you imagine the feeling one must get to see construction start on a very new HOME? To go from nothing or from living in an unsuitable shack to a brand new HOME that keeps the rain out is no small thing. There’s a sense of joy and HOPE that wells up inside. Now can […]

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To be a Prince and Princess

It was over a week of planning for the big event. Why? The words that come to mind are worth, hope, and value. At the first ever day camp hosted at University Village, our desire was that the theme of royalty would be woven through every detail of every activity so that these kids would know that they […]

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A HOME for Winnes

We walked the path up the mountain, arms loaded with blankets and hearts heavy with sadness at what took place there just a couple of weeks earlier. There wasn’t a dry eye around as Winnes’ auntie recounted the terrible events for us. It was a day like any other. Winnes was across the road at […]

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