Tag: donations

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Meeting Daniel

A few weeks ago, myself and a fellow volunteer, Emelie, took a very long, hot and dusty bus ride (13 hours each way!) along the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, through the beautiful Serengeti, passing numerous Maasai villages until we eventually reached the town of Musoma in the very north of Tanzania. We were in search of...

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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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SHOES FOR THE CHILDREN!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss I thought this quote was appropriate because this post will be mostly about shoes (and also the kids love ‘The Cat in the Hat’)! Neema with the random assortment of shoes the orphanage has in...

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Nkoaranga Angels: Fred’s World and green gorilla

I got the best surprise I’ve had in a long time today, when on opening the door I found two HUGE boxes filled with incredibly beautiful, soft, organic kid’s clothes from Fred’s World in Denmark. Fred’s World is an amazing friend of The Small Things – their founders have now sent two loads of beautiful,...

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Two Miracles

Early days, he was so little! Thanksgiving has just passed us here in the US, where I am visiting my family for a week. It has been a great visit, but I have spent a lot of time thinking about two little guys who are still far away. The two things I’m most thankful for...

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Safari, snakes, and spaghetti!

We had an AMAZING safari last week with the kids, thanks to Marie, Mama Marie, and the donors. The kids were excited for days in advance – we frequently take them on a small safari (safari ndogo) in the afternoon, down to the local field or the store. This was their BIG safari (safari kubwa),...

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48 hours till I’m on that plane!

What a rush – two days till I’m in the air on the way to my kiddos, and less than three before I get to hold them again! I couldn’t possibly be more excited if I tried. And to make everything even more fantastic, our wonderful partners at Speranza Tanzania (a great Italian group that...

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Update from Kristina – This week at NK

Baby Peace is sitting up and eating solid food – where does the time go? I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be out there in just 11 days as another pair of hands – I can’t wait! Thanks Kristina for the updates, and thanks to our fabulous incoming Danish volunteers Stine and Peter for funding a significant...

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Progress

Just one of many outlets and switches moved out of the reach of little fingers We’ve come an amazing way in the last few months. Between Kristina’s event for Light Up the Night and your generous donations, we’re now at almost $7,500 of $9,500 total needed to finish the project by installing solar lighting in...

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