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Project Riziki: Helping Hope

As you may have recently read, baby Hope has been suffering from an unexplained illness for quite some months now. Hope benefited from our ‘Five Baby Challenge’ last summer upon her arrival at the orphanage which, with your help and support, enabled us to fund one-to-one care for her to ensure she gained weight and...

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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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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: Priya from MedOutreach

First year medical student Priya spent a chunk of last summer in Tanzania at the orphanage and hospital. Bear in mind that during this time, we had only just started our projects with the kids. Since then, with your help, we’ve installed water filters, rewired the orphanage, fixed all the washing machines (and are buying a...

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Light Up the Night

Cantate with Ester Valentine’s day is not a carefree day at Nkoaranga orphanage. Just three years ago, an electrical short caused the orphanage baby room to catch fire, and seriously burned two children. It might have been much worse except for the heroism of Cantate, one of the orphanage mamas and one of the two kindergarten...

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Thinking Small to Think Big

Unless you’ve managed to hide under a a rock for the last week (and if so, kudos to getting internet under your rock!), then you probably know that the world population hit 7 billion. That’s some terrifying stuff, if you ask me – and I adore kids! But I think everyone can agree that there...

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