Tag: Dainess

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Bonanza Donation from Fred’s World

This is looking back a bit now, but The Small Things is very grateful for the amazing support it gets from Fred’s World in Denmark. Fred’s World is a company that specialises in beautiful organic clothing for children. We have been so lucky that such a brilliant manufacturer has chosen to support us, and in...

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Part 1 – Update on the school kids

A massive thank you for all your support which allows all these kids to attend school! Bethan with Tumaini (left), Eman kubwa (back right), Eman dogo (middle) and David (front right) This week Bethan (above) writes about how they visited all of the school kids to find out how they were doing and, especially, to...

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7 photos of our beautiful 7 year old Dainess!

Dainess having issues with her ugi (porridge)! Looking very girly in her very own cot (you can see the ‘D’ in the top lefthand corner) Always excited… …and often pulling crazy faces! And here she is at 5, all grown up and looking forwards to school… …and there she is! And an almost-7-year old Dainess...

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All kids are thriving!

All in all, the kids and the mamas seem to be doing really well. I am so happy to be here again and I can’t wait give you more updates on our work and how the kids are doing. In the coming weeks we will be joined by many other volunteers and we will start...

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Happy Birthday Dainess!

Today is our gorgeous girl Dainessi’s sixth birthday, and I thought it would be a good time to share with you some updates from their first month of school, and a few of my favorite Dainess moments.  She’s so proud of her missing teeth!  Baby Dai Dai has had a strong personality from day one,...

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Making a transition

  Me and fashionable Ericki We all have to make transitions. It’s part of life; growing up and moving on. It’s not always that easy but we do it. And a lot of the time, we can do it because of the people around us, supporting, motivating and pushing us to do the best...

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First day of school!

UPDATE: Here are the kids on their first night of school in their brand new PJs! Photo courtesy of The Foundation For Tomorrow on Facebook.  “Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you...

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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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Board Bios – Megan Williams

From left: Abdulli, me, Farajah, Stevie,and Andrea (under the hat!)  My name is Megan Williams. I am a student from Manchester in Northern England and I’m just starting my degree in Politics, Sociology and Psychology at university this year. I have never wanted to go straight to university; taking a year to see and do...

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