Tag: Light Up the Night

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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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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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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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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...

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Progress

Just one of many outlets and switches moved out of the reach of little fingers We’ve come an amazing way in the last few months. Between Kristina’s event for Light Up the Night and your generous donations, we’re now at almost $7,500 of $9,500 total needed to finish the project by installing solar lighting in...

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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...

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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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Teleport, please?

I have to start by apologizing for the long delay between posts – I’ve been in the US visiting my wonderful family, which has been great – but has required two overnight flights in the last weeks, neither of which I slept on, so my body has no idea when or where I am! I’m...

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With a Needle and Thread Great Things are Made

What started out as an idea has transformed my life and my home. When I decided I would return to Tanzania my mom suggested that over the Christmas holidays we make some dresses for the little girls at Nkoaranga. We went through all of her old sewing bins for scrapes of fabric and sent out...

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