Thank you, Bishop team. You built a home and a future for Jeanette and her family. Check out your impact below!
We understand the name “Bishop Team” may not be everyone’s cup of tea, so please vote for the 2023 team name further down this page.



Jeanette’s Story

Jeanette moved to the township of Embonisweni, South Africa in 2015. As a single mother of four, she and her children came to this new community for a better life. Here she could live with her brother, a respected father figure in her life. Together they lived in a house that was little more than a single room with a lean-to on the side. 
Life as she knew it was shaken when her brother passed away in 2018. Piece by piece, her hope crumbled. Food was scarce, tragedies continued to strike one after another, and the grief was heavy. When all seemed lost, she attempted to take her own life. The hope she had when arriving in her new community was now a thing of the past.
Jeanette’s eldest daughter and son are now grown and her two youngest girls, who are still in school, stay with her. Security and proper shelter for her family were growing concerns. A few months ago, a local pastor visited her and saw her needs firsthand. A short time later she received word that a house was going to be built for her. With this news, a small spark was ignited in her heart — maybe, just maybe, there was still hope.
Through each step of this build, Jeanette’s hope was being built too. With every brick laid, every window set in place, and every piece of zinc roofing secured, the reality was solidified in her heart that this was her home. Jeanette says that this process reassured her that God still sees her and cares for her. 
Today, Jeanette is the proud owner of a safe place to call home that is big enough for her family. For her, this house is so much more than four walls and a roof. Thank you, your generosity is changing the world, one life at a time.

Location: Embonisweni, South Africa

Explore the map below to see the area where the home was built! Please note that this map highlights the township – it does not show the exact location in order to protect the privacy of the family.

Let’s settle it! Vote for the 2023 team name.

Some of you may have noticed a controversy over the team name this year, which to this point has affectionately been the “Bishop Team.” To avoid future discontentment (as much as possible) and bring a sense of unity and camaraderie, we’ve decided to put it to a vote.
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