• Changing lives, giving hope, bearing fruit!


Meeting the practical needs of communities

Ikhaya Le Themba is an outreach and evangelical ministry of Joshua Generation Church, assisting the needy and poor in communities, meeting their practical needs and showing them the love of Jesus.

We are a faith-based NPO (046-634) operating into the heart of Khayelitsha and now also in Wellington. Established in 2003, Ian and Theresa Richardson felt a calling in their hearts to empower communities throughout Southern Africa, to take care of the terminally and chronically ill and to deal with the implications of illness and death.

Our organisation works into four specific areas within the community, Community Development, Children;s Ministry, Skills Development and Enterprise Development.

Our Programs

Community Development

We have trained communities to provide basic nursing care to patients in their homes. An integral part of this involves the feeding of patients and often their family a nutritious meal. We have established Community Gardens, where the produce is handed out to needy families as well as supplies the soup kitchens with nutritious organic vegetables.

Children's Ministry

For the past 11 years, Ikhaya Le Themba has hosted play dates and holiday clubs for children in Khayelitsha and more recently Wellington. The heart of the ministry is to provide a safe environment for children to hear the gospel, learn life skills, play games and enjoy a nutritious snack. These times have been incredible as we build into communities. Most recently partnering with TMT on their Love Days.

Skills Development

Our heart is to empower people to provide services in their communities that will meet the needs of those they serve. We provide the training locally & trans locally in Home Based Care, HIV, Urban Farming, Chid Protection, Resilient Kids, Kidstory, Masifunde, Workplace readiness, Cleaning & Income Generation Training.

Enterprise Development

The heart of Ikhaya Le Themba has always been to provide a hand up rather than a hand out. Indalo is a registered for profit company that sells products to the public and corporate sponsors to sell goods on behalf of the Sole Proprietors.


Subscribe for a monthly roundup of best bits.

Don’t worry, we hate spam too – that’s why we only send out monthly emails.

A team of passionate people, working together to serve our communities.

Our heart is to love and care for people. We know that the poor and vulnerable are close to  Jesus heart…

Being an outreach ministry of a local Cape Town based church, we seek to honor God and live out authentic Christianity in everyday life. We are passionately committed to loving Jesus, fellowship, serving and reaching out to others.

  • History

    This incredible ministry was birthed in 2003 through Ian and Theresa Richardson. God had planted a vision in their hearts to empower communities, throughout Southern Africa, to take care of the terminally and chronically ill and to deal with the implications of illness and death within the community.

    The call was not only to meet physical needs, but spiritual, economic and social as well. What started out as Home Based Care, soon developed into caring for grannies, orphans and vulnerable children, wellness support groups, micro business programs for recovering patients, soup kitchens and much more.

  • Our values

    Ikhaya Le Themba is a Christian based organisation which strives to be loving, generous, purposeful, and relational, bringing hope to those in need.

  • Vision

    To see strong Godly families in all spheres of community.

  • Mission

    To transform communities using the effective facilitation and distribution of resources as a means of sharing the Gospel

Latest Posts

Lockdown Antics…

We are blessed beyond words! Yesterday This team packed 26 000 meals for 750 beneficiaries. Each packet provides 6 meals. THANK...

Resilient Kids Training: TMT

At the end of 2018, Ikhaya Le Themba took a leap of faith and approached TMT (Timothy Ministry Training) to partner...

Foundations being strengthened with Teacher’s Assistants

This year has seen many new developments for Ikhaya Le Themba, one of the highlights so far is our Learnership Programme...



Beneficiaries in the Western Cape

290 000+

Meals provided this year

Loving people. Loving God. Sharing Hope.

Watch our latest videos