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Day 5: Community Celebration TOHO #3

July 8th: At 10:00 am Friday morning, the team, girls, housemothers, our local Kuyasa partners, community leaders, and local donors gathered at the site to dedicate the new Tapestry Orphan Home. And what a celebration it was. It is important to us that the Kayamandi community “take ownership” of the Tapestry Orphan Village and identify

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Days 3 & 4 TOHO #3

July 6th & 7th: On Wednesday, the final coat of paint was applied to the home’s exterior while painting of the interior trusses was completed. Laying of the laminate flooring was finished, electrical wiring and placement of outlets and switches was nearing completion, plumbing fixtures were set into place, and internet wiring was connected to

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Day 2 TOHO #3

July 5th: We awoke to a beautiful day in Kayamandi—clear skies, sunny and warm in the afternoon (high 60’s). A perfect day for painting our third Tapestry Orphan Home. And painting we did. Our morning began with a floor signing by team members and the girls living in the first and second homes. The team

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Day 1 TOHO #3

July 4th—We awoke to sunny and breezy skies over Kayamandi, which was a welcomed reprieve from a rainy and cold weekend. It has been an exceptionally wet and cold June for the Stellenbosch region. But God showed His favor by clearing the skies for Day 1 of construction of our third Tapestry Orphan Home. The

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Third Tapestry Orphan Home Ready to “Go Vertical”

Team Leaves for Kayamandi, South Africa The foundation piers are in place and the plumbing and electrical trench has been dug for the third Tapestry Orphan Home.  Beginning on Monday morning, July 4th, the factory-prefabricated, panelized walls will “go vertical” and, weather permitting, the entire three-bedroom, one-bath home will be erected by the end of

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Coffee for a Cause–Tapestry Homes

Friends and donors gathered on Thursday, June 2nd at Aroma Di Roma in Long Beach, California, to raise money for the building of Tapestry Home’s third orphan home for abandoned and abused teenage girls in South Africa. Aroma Di Roma is a popular Café Italiano on bustling 2nd Street in Belmont Shore serving breakfast, lunch,

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Team Returns to Kayamandi

A passionate and spirited team of 24 volunteers from various parts of the U.S. will return to Kayamandi, South Africa on June 30th to build our third Tapestry Orphan Home.. This third home of the six-home Tapestry Orphan Village will be a special place serving a variety of needs.  It will be an emergency home

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