2019 End of Year Review

At Ten Thousand Homes we believe that it is important to celebrate well. To take time to have a party or a little dance to mark even the small victories. So today we invite you to celebrate with us, not only the last year, but the last 14 years. There are times when you need […]

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Advent Shelter 2019

1.6 billion people worldwide lack adequate housing. This number seems staggering which is why we created an Advent Shelter this year in the Dallas metroplex. It’s a simple structure built to resemble the likeness of what a large number of people live in around the world. We have invited people to take a moment from […]

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Coming Home || a day in the life

How a young boy spends his afternoons in the township of Embonisweni by Phoebe Giffey-Brohaugh This is the last of a three-part story. If you would like to learn about Njabulo’s days from beginning to end, read Part 1 here: Getting Ready for School& Part 2 here: Attending a South African Primary School On Tuesday […]

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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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[10k Talks: violence] The Stats

Last year I spent about five months back in the States while renewing my South African visa. During that time, I became aware of an underlying culture. For the first time, I was overwhelmingly aware of the acceptance of violence and crime in my home that I had never noticed before. I think moving to […]

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