Tag: Baracka

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Sharing the love!

Hello everyone, we hope you’ve all had a great week!  This week our blog features some birthdays, a guest post by three amazing girls telling you about their candy-gram fundraiser, and a little bit about some of The Small Things’ committees who are looking for people to join them! Birthdays! Saimoni (5 years old) Today...

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Worth a Thousand Words

Adam and Zawadi David Patty and Zawadi Big Ebenezer Big Ebenezer Loveness Loveness Baracka Simoni Adam and Simoni Baracka Stine Simoni Miriam Claire and Neema (Some of the best photos of our kids from this summer, huge thanks to Claire Wyatt for her talent!)

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Then and now

It’s amazing how fast time flies at the orphanage… sometimes, history repeats itself, and some things never change! Frankie 2010 Frankie 2012  Frankie’s cheeks are still for the ages! Me holding Pray and Simoni 2010 Me holding Pray and Simoni 2012 I still adore this funny little pair, who couldn’t be more different from each...

A Mixture of Feelings
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A Mixture of Feelings

I have always been surprised about the combination of feelings you can experience because of the children of Nkoaranga Orphanage. Happiness when you see their smiling faces, sadness when they’re crying, annoyance when they’re being a bit too cheeky, overwhelming joy when you’re lucky enough to see them taking their first steps, and utterly, crazy,...

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Happy Birthday Farajah and Baracka!

Beautiful Farajah Smiley Baracka Today we are doubly joyful – it is the birthday of two fantastic Nkoaranga kids – Farajah and Baracka. Baracka was tiny and underweight when he started at the orphanage – Amy had to nurse him every few hours for months to keep him alive. Now he is a gorgeous and...

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Guest Post by Beth, Nathan and Cara

Beth, Nathan and Cara are three fantastic volunteers who got in touch with us through the website in December and overlapped briefly with our stint in early January – the kids adore them and it’s a pleasure to hear that they’ve returned to the orphanage! Below, their updates on the kids’ development.  Cara cuddling with...

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Guest Post by the lovely Amy Summers!

Amy is a great friend of Nkoaranga orphanage who is in the process of finalizing her adoption of Pray, a gorgeous five year old who lived at Nkoaranga until he was three. She has graciously agreed to write a guest post (hopefully one of many!) to keep us updated on the kids! You can read...

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Never doubt, and Project Skydive!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead I am completely in awe of the amazing readers from Girls Gone Child and the supporters of Project Skydive, who have come to our aid in the last few days....