Growing up in South Africa || an interview with Lennon

Lennon Malambe has been on staff with Ten Thousand Homes for the past 8 years. He grew up in Mbonisweni, one of the local communities we now work in. Today, we’d like to share with you his perspective on growing up in South Africa. What was it like growing up in Mbonisweni? “It was an […]

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Cultivating Hope

The head of her household by the time she was a teenager. Left without a model of a healthy family. Told by her teachers that she was stupid and unable to learn. And yet, she found HOPE. Everybody has a story. Although graphs and percentages make it easy to reduce people to a statistic, we […]

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Behind the scenes at the After School Programs

  Smiling kids. Plates of food. Fun activities. All of these things paint the well-known picture of the After School Programs that we help facilitate in Clau Clau and Embonisweni. But providing a place where children feel safe, receive a nutritious meal, and have space to learn and grow starts long before they set foot […]

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Transformation Through Generosity || Sesi’s Story

During this month, we’ve been reflecting on the importance of being generous. What does it look like to be generous with whatever God has given us? Whether it’s our time, money, or any resource we have, what impact does it actually leave? It turns out, we haven’t had to look very far to find an […]

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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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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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Siyabonga : 2013 Review

    Siyabonga! Thank you! Thank you for being a part of an incredible year! Love, The Ten Thousand Homes crew  

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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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