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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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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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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Sealing the Cracks

After seven months of learning, growing and adding one piece at a time, the Evangelical Reform Church in Mbonisweni has completed a masterpiece! Every month this year, TTH staff member Kacy Chaffin has taught the church about who they are in the Family of God. Kacy challenged them to know and believe in the health, […]

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Speaking Siyabonga’s Language

At Ten Thousand Homes, we’ve had a growing awareness that we need to know the children beyond the feeding programs. This is challenging because talking about home-life, need or revealing parts of your story are cultural no-no’s here. TTH visitor, Lindsay Loveless helped bridge this cultural gap as her heart broke for 7-year old Siyabonga. She […]

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