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Nkoaranga Valentine’s Party Field Trip

The children and staff of Nkoaranga Orphanage and The Small Things would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to all those who made the Nkoaranga children their Valentine last week through the “Spread the Love Auction”. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to send them all on an exciting field trip to a...

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Meeting Daniel

A few weeks ago, myself and a fellow volunteer, Emelie, took a very long, hot and dusty bus ride (13 hours each way!) along the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, through the beautiful Serengeti, passing numerous Maasai villages until we eventually reached the town of Musoma in the very north of Tanzania. We were in search of...

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Two Miracles

Early days, he was so little! Thanksgiving has just passed us here in the US, where I am visiting my family for a week. It has been a great visit, but I have spent a lot of time thinking about two little guys who are still far away. The two things I’m most thankful for...

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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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Safari!

I just realized that while we’ve alluded to it a few times, we’ve never told the full story of the day we took the Nkoaranga kids on safari to Arusha national park, which we are lucky enough to have just down the road. We rented a dalla-dalla (minibus) for the day, and piled all the...

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Making a transition

  Me and fashionable Ericki We all have to make transitions. It’s part of life; growing up and moving on. It’s not always that easy but we do it. And a lot of the time, we can do it because of the people around us, supporting, motivating and pushing us to do the best...

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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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