We Were Able To Continue With Life

Vuyisile, Sifiso, and their daughter, Lihle, live in Mbonisweni, a township in South Africa. On a typical day, pre-COVID, you would find it bustling with activity. Walking down the main road, you would see people visiting their neighbors, minibus taxis filled with passengers who were going to work or to shop in town, kids gathering […]

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Being The Scaffolding

In 2015, we ran a year long intern program in South Africa. Combined with classroom teachings, hands-on experience, leadership opportunities, and a trip to other projects in Africa, the interns had a firsthand experience of living as a foreigner in a culture very different than their own. Tom Gregory, a UK resident that interned in […]

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Linking Arms To Bring Change

Today, June 19th, is the holiday referred to as Juneteenth. It marks the day when news of the emancipation of slaves finally reached the most remote slave state. Texas. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in January of 1863, it wasn’t until this day in 1865 that the news had reached everywhere. Juneteenth is […]

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Nutrition Provides A Platform To More Opportunities

When it comes to humankind, food seems have the same affect in all cultures everywhere. It brings people together. It’s a platform for conversation, laughs, and enjoyment. At our feeding programs, our goal is to give the kids proper nutrition, because nutrition provides the foundation for education, exercise, and health. At our feeding program in […]

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Play Around The World

One thing that is so great about kids, no matter what continent they live on, is that they are masters of imagination and creativity. They aren’t held hostage by the intended use of something. Instead, the world is their playground, and they are brilliant at finding the joy in the simplest of things. When my […]

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Take Action #GivingTuesdayNow

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and action in response to COVID-19. GIVE NOW We at Ten Thousand Homes are asking you to join a global community with #GivingTuesdayNow. The donations received on this day will go toward bringing relief to the frontline workers serving these vulnerable communities. 

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COVID-19 Relief Fund

Today, as I sit here and write this from my new suburban life in Texas, the governor is easing the ‘shelter in place’ restrictions that we’ve been under for the last ‘roughly’ 6 weeks.  With this easing of restriction, we decided to get crazy and order out for our Friday Pizza Night.  I ventured out, […]

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East African Chapati Recipe

One of the best things on visits to East Africa (besides the people) is the chapati. It’s delicious, and you can find it everywhere. If you ask a local how to make it, they’ll tell you, but it will sound something like this… Mix some flour with water and a little salt until it feels […]

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