Tag: Neema Ndogo

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Sharing the love!

Hello everyone, we hope you’ve all had a great week!  This week our blog features some birthdays, a guest post by three amazing girls telling you about their candy-gram fundraiser, and a little bit about some of The Small Things’ committees who are looking for people to join them! Birthdays! Saimoni (5 years old) Today...

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Good Luck Gracie!

Beautiful Gracie This week’s news from The Small Things includes an exciting update about Gracie. Sweet Gracie, aged 2 years and 8 months, has left the orphanage and her Grandmother has brought her to the SOS Children’s villages. Gracie has an older sister already at SOS so they will now be together. Born very underweight...

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We all love bubbles…

As I’m sure my parents, and probably a few others, would agree, having little children in the school holidays can be a bit stressful. If you then multiply the number of kids with too much time on their hands by about 24, you get the holidays at the orphanage. The teachers at the orphanage are...

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Baby Neema is almost standing!

This is just a very short post because we are excited about the fact that little Neema (who you may know from the ‘We ♥ fat healthy babies!’ facebook post (see here) is now standing…with a bit of help! Up until now she has now shown very little interest in doing much else than sitting…and occasionally falling asleep...

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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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Update from Kristina – This week at NK

Baby Peace is sitting up and eating solid food – where does the time go? I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be out there in just 11 days as another pair of hands – I can’t wait! Thanks Kristina for the updates, and thanks to our fabulous incoming Danish volunteers Stine and Peter for funding a significant...

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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...