Tag: Marie

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A Successful Summer for TST!

The #SmallThingsSummer campaign has now officially come to an end, raising a mighty $23, 260 USD (£14,150)! That’s $3000 USD or £1800 OVER our original goal of $20,000 USD (~£12000). It has been a fantastic and successful fundraiser which has shown how small and simple acts can collectively create huge impact.  All the money raised will...

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Nkoaranga Angels: Fred’s World and green gorilla

I got the best surprise I’ve had in a long time today, when on opening the door I found two HUGE boxes filled with incredibly beautiful, soft, organic kid’s clothes from Fred’s World in Denmark. Fred’s World is an amazing friend of The Small Things – their founders have now sent two loads of beautiful,...

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Safari, snakes, and spaghetti!

We had an AMAZING safari last week with the kids, thanks to Marie, Mama Marie, and the donors. The kids were excited for days in advance – we frequently take them on a small safari (safari ndogo) in the afternoon, down to the local field or the store. This was their BIG safari (safari kubwa),...

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Parties and playing

The internet has been an elusive creature for the last week or so… power outages seem to magically time themselves precisely for my arrival in internet cafes. It’s downright uncanny. That said, I have a lot of exciting news (and, as always, adorable photos) to share. One of Mama Pendo’s oldest with one of the...

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All kids are thriving!

All in all, the kids and the mamas seem to be doing really well. I am so happy to be here again and I can’t wait give you more updates on our work and how the kids are doing. In the coming weeks we will be joined by many other volunteers and we will start...

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Thankful

We’re an international crew here at The Small Things, but today is as good a day as any to reflect a little on the past year and the (many, many) things we’re thankful for. So without further ado, a bit from each of us former volunteers about what we’re most grateful for from the last...