Where We Find Hope || a day in the life

by Phoebe Giffey-Brohaugh Vuyisile, Ruth, and Silvia feed up to 100 children twice per week in Embonisweni, South Africa. Growing up in the township life is a rollercoaster; it is a simple, communal culture, and it is filled with difficult obstacles that both children and adults must face everyday. The township of Embonisweni is no […]

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One Mother’s Dreams For Her Kids || a day in the life

Learn Abigail’s story, mother of Nothando, Ozzy, and Thuba, who participate in the After School Program. by Cintia Roberta Potelecki Abigail is a single mother. At 36, she works from Wednesday to Sunday in Nelspruit, a neighboring town about 32 km from Embonisweni, where she lives alone with her three children – Nothando, Ozzy, and […]

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Getting Ready for School || a day in the life

by Phoebe Giffey-Brohaugh Njabulo was up by 4:30 this morning, because his dad went to work. When his father works, he gets up early to say goodbye. When we arrive at 6, his niece, Mbali, is unusually quiet, because she has just gotten out of bed. Njabulo is busy with trying to find his belt […]

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Local Baker Contributes a Unique Donation

“You don’t have to have much to make a difference.” A group of TTH staff and volunteers piled up into the gray condor, our trusty ministry vehicle. It was filled with all the typical supplies for the After School Programs for the week: vegetables in bulk, bags of maize meal and beans, beef bones, dishwashing […]

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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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