Tag: adoption

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Heri ya Pasaka!

Like Christmas, Easter (Pasaka) is a fairly big part of the Tanzanian religious year. Unfortunately this doesn’t permeate much into the orphanage and chocolate is not really on the Easter agenda. As we can’t show you the kids cracking open chocolate eggs, let’s go for some other Easter themes: Chickens There’s plenty of these around...

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Consider the Night Lit!

Consider the night officially lit! We are thrilled to announce that all the solar lighting is fully installed in the orphanage and maternity ward. There’s not a lot to show in pictures, since the panels are on the roof and the wiring is in the walls, but the solar lighting has already been used for...

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Mother’s (and Mama’s) Day

My mom with Simoni last year My mother is having a tough mother’s day – I am in graduate school in London, and my brother (and only sibling) is on a semester abroad in Australia – she is literally a quarter and half of the way around the world from us, respectively. I miss her,...

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Going Personal – For Zi

For those of you who have been reading this blog since the beginning, you know that this was once just my private place to share my thoughts about my Tanzanian adventure, what I thought would be a fun four months, but has turned into a nonprofit that in less than a year has drilled a...

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Defining Family

Loveness cuddling Gracie As someone with an obvious vested interest in African orphanages, I’ve been following the situation in Rwanda with fascination. Essentially, the government is in the first stages of implementing a closure of all the country’s orphanages, with the children being returned to extended family or placed into foster homes. One of the...

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Goodbye Baby Daniel

Today we say goodbye to another Nkoaranga baby, but for a happier reason – baby Daniel is being adopted! A missionary family who already has two adopted African daughters has taken Daniel home with them. While it can take some time for the adoption process to go through, Daniel will live with his new parents...