Tag: Filipo

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Board Bio: Bethan Crisp

My name is Bethan Crisp. I am 21 years old and I am currently studying Anthropology at Brunel University in West London. In the Amazon! For as long as I can remember, I wanted to pursue my studies and career in Law. That was until I began planning some time out of studying in order...

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Team Small Things to run 13 miles this Sunday!

This week has been an exciting week for The Small Things. The happy couple! Not only did we see Bekka, the director and Chair of The Small Things become married to Riz on Thursday, but they have now moved house and are living in Tanzania and are settling in great. We will soon have a...

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Never far from your thoughts!

I just thought I’d write a little blog about how easy it is to always find a link between anything and everything, and life at Nkoaranga. For example, I just ate a banana, and thought of how the kids sit along the countertops, eating pieces of banana after their supper or as a snack, and how...

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Bittersweet milestones – three first birthdays

This is a happy and a sad week – it’s been one year since three fantastic kids came into the world. Vicky, November 26th Filipo, November 28th And today would have been Reziki’s first birthday, November 29th. I can’t do better than Amy’s beautiful post about his short life, here. All I can say is...

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Facing up to our limitations

For all the ways that we try to make growing up in Nkoaranga orphanage wonderful for our kids, we can never fully compensate for the lack of a family. For the older kids, their relationships with each other are so beautiful that we can sometimes be forgiven for thinking they are just as well off. In...

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Goodbye Baby Daniel

Today we say goodbye to another Nkoaranga baby, but for a happier reason – baby Daniel is being adopted! A missionary family who already has two adopted African daughters has taken Daniel home with them. While it can take some time for the adoption process to go through, Daniel will live with his new parents...

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