Cradle of Love Baby Home

Changing one life at a time…

Moses one day old at Cradle of Love Baby Home in Usa River Tanzania Africa

"What in the world is that?" thought Moses as he walked closer to investigate a crumpled cloth on the ground. As he neared, he saw a tiny arm flail out ...


Kaden was one of our first babies at Cradle. (While we were caring for babies in the directors house. )Two of our volunteers, Sarah Spangler and Julie-Faith Handysides, went to ...

Stories of Hope: Tyson Family Story

Tyson was brought to Cradle when he was six months old. His chubby body was dressed in pink from head to toe but there was no mistaking that ...

Stories of Hope: Random Baby Story

Marie's mother died and her grandmother was left to care for her, but she really struggled to give this little girl what she needed at the baby's young age. Imara ...

Stories of Hope: Cory Story

Cory was first taken to Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital located on the slope of Mt. Meru. They tested him for HIV and found that he was positive for the antibodies, so ...

Stories of Hope: Nanny Story

Hello, my name is Hosiana Justine and I am a care giver at Cradle of Love Baby Home. Before I began working here three years ago, my family was suffering. My ...

An abandoned baby boy was left at Mt. Meru Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. Cradle of Love of contacted to take him into care. He was small and sickly, and although ...

Mariah at Cradle of Love Baby Home in Tanzania Africa

Maria came to Cradle when she was two weeks old. Her mother is living with HIV and was told by her doctor not to breastfeed her baby.( This advice goes ...

4 Babies of Cradle of Love Baby Home

In November 2008, four tiny babies were born out in a Masaai village, far away from medical help. Amazingly, this morning gave birth to all four infants normally, and they ...

20 Jan 2015

Joseph and Lauren in their matching suits. So precious!

15 Jan 2015

Today, we were all a little sad to see big Glory leave Cradle of Love Baby Home. She has been our little mother to the younger children. Such a sweet and helpful girl. She has outgrown the baby home and is moving on to pre-school! Help for the Massai, is a wonderful organisation who will not only care for her but also pay for her schooling. Cradle’s triplets are also there and doing so well. We know this is a great opportunity for Glory and look forward to seeing her develop further. Her father is so pleased with her care  [ Read More ]

14 Jan 2015

Today, after four months at Cradle of Love Baby Home, Dalton was able to return home to be with his 20 year old aunt. Previously, his young aunt did not have a job and was therefore unable to care for him. She has now found work in a salon and is even able to pay a nanny to care for Dalton during the day while she is at work. It’s wonderful to see how much his aunt loves him and despite, her own challenges, is willing to to do all she can to take care of her nephew.  

6 Jan 2015

Yesterday Costanzia’s half brother came to visit her. He is nine years old and loved meeting his sister for the first time. Due to the mother’s mental condition, he lives with his father and only has visits with her. We were glad to meet him and hope he come again!  

3 Jan 2015

  In 2014, we had 20 new children! 21 graduated from Cradle of Love with :- 12 returning home to extended family, 4 were adopted, 1 moved to another centre for older children and sadly 4 passed away due to severe illness in their early days of life. We currently still have 34 children with us. We just wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone who has helped financially this year. Without your support these children would not have a future. You have fed, clothed and help show love and kindness to these children. We also thank  [ Read More ]

2 Jan 2015

Happy New Year from Tanzania! The ‘Wobblers’ and ‘Toddlers’ enjoyed a small fireworks display at Cradle of Love Baby Home on New Years Eve. After the initial screams of fright, they absolutely loved it, as did the staff working and the boys, Ken and Brendon for setting them all off. What a lot of fun they had before bedtime

29 Dec 2014

Thank-you ‘Nest Nappies’ for your donation of cloth nappies to the children at Cradle of Love Baby Home. On our last visit home to Australia, we stopped into the Paddington store in Australia and were loaded up with these very useful second-hand nappies. Pictured are only a few of them!  

28 Dec 2014

This is Frida when she first arrived at Cradle of Love Baby Home and then, today. What a difference Good food, love and care can make. Thank you to all who help support these vulnerable children. You really do make a difference in EVERY child’s life!          

27 Dec 2014

The father of Cradles twins, Frida and Elshadai┬áis so please with the care provided for his children that he gave a goat as a gift of thanks. He brought his family to see the twins and share some food with us. What a loving father. We look forward to the day he can take his son and daughter home with him!      

27 Dec 2014

This year’s party consisted of lots of traditional Tanzanian foods, singing, music and dancing. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and we are so thankful for your donations that made this special occasion possible. The leftover food was taken home by each staff member for their own families.  



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