Tag: mamas

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An interview with Mama Pendo

Earlier this week, one of our lovely staff members- Christina, interviewed the Head Mama of Nkoaranga Orphanage – a wonderful and most remarkable woman, Mama Pendo. Read on to find out more about how she came to work at the orphanage and of her inspirational personal views about the children and the changes that Nkoaranga...

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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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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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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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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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Nkoaranga Angels: Western Union, Millie and Mikarla

Mikarla with Frankie Millie with Ebeni and Vicky Ok, so I know a big company isn’t usually an angel… but in this case, Western Union’s “World of Betters” competition  allowed us to throw our name in the hat with an idea about what we would do with $1,000 to make the world a better place....

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Mother’s (and Mama’s) Day

My mom with Simoni last year My mother is having a tough mother’s day – I am in graduate school in London, and my brother (and only sibling) is on a semester abroad in Australia – she is literally a quarter and half of the way around the world from us, respectively. I miss her,...

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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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Pairs – Happy Birthday David and Ester!

Baracka (left) and Maureeni It’s a funny thing, but Nkoaranga kids seem to come in age pairs. Frankie and Maureen came in on the same day, as did Vicki and Filipo. Zawadi and Neema are very close in age, although couldn’t be more different in temperament! Pray and Simoni are also just a few weeks...