Tag: Frankie

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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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Happy Birthday Frankie, Maureen, and Gracie!

Three fantastic kids have turned two recently, with three more to go in the next few months – brings back memories of the crazy time when we had seven kids under six months at once, NOT something I’m hoping to repeat any time soon! Gracie turned two June 21st, shortly after I got here, Frankie...

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Consider the Night Lit!

Consider the night officially lit! We are thrilled to announce that all the solar lighting is fully installed in the orphanage and maternity ward. There’s not a lot to show in pictures, since the panels are on the roof and the wiring is in the walls, but the solar lighting has already been used 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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Nani’s Guest Post!

Guest post from Nani, another fantastic volunteer we were lucky to encounter during our trip, who we hope will stay involved with the kids through The Small Things for many years to come!  Nani with the kids and Mama Ayo! Over my summer holidays I decided to take on Africa for 3 months, a month...

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My African Homecoming

So, I’m back! I can’t describe how amazing it feels to be walking into the orphanage at 6 each morning again, because, in all honesty, it feels like I never left. I feel like I’m ‘home,’ just with extra big babies and kids around me that seem to have grown overnight! They are absolutely awesome....

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Homecoming

I cannot possibly express how thrilled I am to be back here with these gorgeous little faces. The pictures would help, but my card reader is acting up, so words will have to suffice for today! After leaving my apartment in London at 5 am, I arrived in Tanzania on Sunday at midnight, only to...

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Never doubt, and Project Skydive!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead I am completely in awe of the amazing readers from Girls Gone Child and the supporters of Project Skydive, who have come to our aid in the last few days....

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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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