Tag: Simoni

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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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SHOES FOR THE CHILDREN!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss I thought this quote was appropriate because this post will be mostly about shoes (and also the kids love ‘The Cat in the Hat’)! Neema with the random assortment of shoes the orphanage has in...

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Worth a Thousand Words

Adam and Zawadi David Patty and Zawadi Big Ebenezer Big Ebenezer Loveness Loveness Baracka Simoni Adam and Simoni Baracka Stine Simoni Miriam Claire and Neema (Some of the best photos of our kids from this summer, huge thanks to Claire Wyatt for her talent!)

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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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Then and now

It’s amazing how fast time flies at the orphanage… sometimes, history repeats itself, and some things never change! Frankie 2010 Frankie 2012  Frankie’s cheeks are still for the ages! Me holding Pray and Simoni 2010 Me holding Pray and Simoni 2012 I still adore this funny little pair, who couldn’t be more different from each...

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Guest post: Priya from MedOutreach

First year medical student Priya spent a chunk of last summer in Tanzania at the orphanage and hospital. Bear in mind that during this time, we had only just started our projects with the kids. Since then, with your help, we’ve installed water filters, rewired the orphanage, fixed all the washing machines (and are buying a...

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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...

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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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Defining Family

Loveness cuddling Gracie As someone with an obvious vested interest in African orphanages, I’ve been following the situation in Rwanda with fascination. Essentially, the government is in the first stages of implementing a closure of all the country’s orphanages, with the children being returned to extended family or placed into foster homes. One of the...

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