Tag: Pendo

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Part 1 – Update on the school kids

A massive thank you for all your support which allows all these kids to attend school! Bethan with Tumaini (left), Eman kubwa (back right), Eman dogo (middle) and David (front right) This week Bethan (above) writes about how they visited all of the school kids to find out how they were doing and, especially, to...

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Off to school!

As promised, I will now tell you all about Andrea, David, Pendo and Abdulli heading off to school! Before I start, a quick update to say that the final total from Beaconhurst School’s Christmas Carol Concert fundraiser was £1,770 – thank you so much to everyone involved in raising this fantastic amount towards Project Education!...

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Beaconhurst School supports Project Education

I thought that Christmas Eve would be a lovely time to tell you all about the fantastic success of our Christmas fundraiser carol concert which was run by Beaconhurst School and raised money for Project Education. Pendo two years ago, and Pendo this Christmas – starting school in January!  I attended Beaconhurst School from the age...

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Happy Birthday Pendo!

Well, it’s been quite a week! Everything is going well, the kids are thriving and happy, I’m just worn out. Today is the sixth birthday of our beautiful little mama, Pendo. As you may remember from our post, “Meet Pendo,” she has had a rough time of it in the past – a probable history...

Nkoaranga Angels: Finding Magnolia
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Nkoaranga Angels: Finding Magnolia

First daughter, Magnolia Zinashi, chowing down with Ababi (dad) This wonderful family is currently in the process of adopting a second daughter (this one with some special needs) from Ethiopia. Instead of taking out a standard loan or asking for unrestricted donations, they came up with a very cool and innovative concept – the “Give...

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Nkoaranga’s Angels: Claire

This is one in a series of a few posts we’re going to have honoring some really amazing people who’ve found ways to make a difference for the orphanage kids. This starts with Jordan and her wonderful grandparents. In honor of her beloved grandfather’s passing, her grandmother has decided to ask for donations to The...

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Portrait of a birthday

 This is my second consecutive birthday at the orphanage – what a blessing. Zawadi’s name itself means gift – and she’s the best one I could ask for. They’ve changed so much since last year, though! This was my happy birthday reception from them last year – although the video was taken two weeks after...

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Meet Pendo

Pendo means love in Swahili, and she definitely needs it. Pendo has had quite a rough start in life. Zawadi, who is her sister, was born when Pendo was about two and a half. Shortly after Zi’s birth, their mother passed away and father disappeared. There appears to have been domestic violence involved, but there...

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Guest Post by the lovely Amy Summers!

Amy is a great friend of Nkoaranga orphanage who is in the process of finalizing her adoption of Pray, a gorgeous five year old who lived at Nkoaranga until he was three. She has graciously agreed to write a guest post (hopefully one of many!) to keep us updated on the kids! You can read...

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Project Skydive Update and More About the Mamas

Thanks to you beautiful people we have reached our goal for Project Education 2011/2012, which means that Stevie, Eriki and Dainessi will all being going to boarding school in January. So, thank you to everyone who donated! To find out more about this project please click here. We will now be focusing on two other...

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