How netball is creating belonging

Sports are a big deal in South Africa. Between soccer, rugby, netball, cricket, and a few others, most of the children in our programs at Clau Clau and Embonisweni love sports– following the season on TV, watching local community teams, and learning technique from a young age. The sport culture in South Africa is taken […]

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Amazing Freedom || Sarah’s story

Our Season of Service program is more than short-term volunteering. We think that each person who dedicates their time, money, and talents towards working alongside us doesn’t just have the opportunity to give. We hope there is something incredible and life-changing to gain. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of belonging for everyone who […]

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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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A day in the life of an SOS’er

We absolutely love having people from all over the world join us for a Season of Service, our short-term volunteer program. These individuals come to South Africa with a heart to serve, and words can’t say how much we appreciate them. Over the past month, we’ve had the privilege of hosting Juliana, Lara, Damaris, Isabela, […]

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Meet our staff

You may have seen our faces across social media, but we figured it was about time that we officially introduced ourselves. We compiled a list of questions and set out to interview each of our staff members, and also asked each to write why they are involved with Ten Thousand Homes. Some questions are serious, […]

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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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