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Nkoaranga Angels: LSE MPA

As many of you know, I am currently studying at the London School of Economics in the Master’s of Public Administration program, focusing on International Development. I have never in my life encountered such a breadth of interesting, talented, intimidatingly intelligent people with such fascinating and diverse life experiences, all of which they bring to...

Nkoaranga Angels: Finding Magnolia
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Nkoaranga Angels: Finding Magnolia

First daughter, Magnolia Zinashi, chowing down with Ababi (dad) This wonderful family is currently in the process of adopting a second daughter (this one with some special needs) from Ethiopia. Instead of taking out a standard loan or asking for unrestricted donations, they came up with a very cool and innovative concept – the “Give...

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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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“Light Up The Night” – A Blazing Success!

It has been a long time coming, but finally on April 29th my gala dinner and silent auction for “Light Up The Night” (details) took place at at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa in Victoria, BC.   “Light Up The Night”The evening proved to be a huge success; and thanks to the generosity of...

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In honor of Lewis John Williams

UPDATE: We are so honored to announce that over £600 has been donated in honor of Lewis John William’s life. The funds will be going towards Project Education, and will fund almost a full year of schooling for Andrea, Abdulli, David, or Pendo. We are still looking for long term sponsors for everyone but Pendo...

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Safari!

I just realized that while we’ve alluded to it a few times, we’ve never told the full story of the day we took the Nkoaranga kids on safari to Arusha national park, which we are lucky enough to have just down the road. We rented a dalla-dalla (minibus) for the day, and piled all the...

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Blessings

An example of the unwrapping phenomenon at work –I feel sorry for whoever will change Miriam’s diaper! This picturewas taken today at the orphanage – thanks Amy! Maureeni cuddling withEmily in her nappy Today I arrived home to a HUGE package in the hall – and I opened it up to find it stuffed to...

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Housekeeping

A few quick updates – I’m now posting on Twitter for The Small Things – follow me @Smallthingsorg! There’s also a great article out from the Record Journal about our organization, which is very exciting! Given the press we’ve been getting recently, we’ve added a “Media” page to the menu. If you happen to be/know...

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