Tag: Ebenezer Ndogo

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Good Luck Gracie!

Beautiful Gracie This week’s news from The Small Things includes an exciting update about Gracie. Sweet Gracie, aged 2 years and 8 months, has left the orphanage and her Grandmother has brought her to the SOS Children’s villages. Gracie has an older sister already at SOS so they will now be together. Born very underweight...

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About us!

The Small Things a nonprofit working to support the children and  staff of Nkoaranga Orphanage, Tanzania and its parent hospital Ebenezer Simoni and Zawadi Peace with his mohawk and James Bond look! Vicky, who also has a fantastic scowl when grumpy Isaac being held by Loveness Gracie and Eman A quick refresher on what we do,...

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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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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...

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Microgrants Update – Adam

First, I want to give a few pressing updates about orphanage business – then we’ll move on to Adam’s summary of the microgrants project and its current status!  Thank you to those who have donated for Ebenezer’s care. He was released on Tuesday from the hospital, but was re-admitted yesterday (Friday). His chest has remained...

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Second Round – UPDATED

I feel like history is repeating itself… our beautiful boy Ebenezer, who is just four months old, has been hospitalized for the last several days with bad bronchiolitis and/or pneumonia. Big Ebenezer was also hospitalized around the same age with malaria, pneumonia and meningitis! They were originally hoping our lwould be out of the hospital...

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Guest Post: Claire, Stine, Peter

Claire and Gracie Coming to Tanzania as three privileged people has made us more appreciative of everything we have, and allowed us to recognize our good fortune and focus on what is truly important. Straight away we all felt a sense of connection and love between everyone at Nkoaranga orphanage.We take for granted all the necessities that the orphanage...

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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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Summer week one – welcome back!

Little Ebenezer with his grandmother’s sister, who is so proudto see how much he’s grown!  SO! Things have been crazy but fantastic for the last week, I finally have time to sit down and write a quick recap. The kids have, I swear, doubled in size since I was here in December – in a...

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Grant us the serenity

I have always loved the serenity prayer, whether or not one connects it with religion or God – I think it’s a really beautiful and powerful way to think about life, especially the difficult and raw parts that this type of work exposes you to. “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot...