Hawa joined the ‘Crawlers’ late yesterday afternoon after being left all alone in her home while her mother went out drinking and making money as a prostitute. Luckily, a neighbor found her and brought this 8 month old to Cradle. This is sadly, the usual routine for young Hawa. Although this time her mother never returned. There are no other known family members and at this stage and the whereabouts of the mother is also unknown. She has a graze on her face from a fall but looks healthy, weighing a little over 7.5kgs.
We regret to inform you of the passing of baby Bahati in the early hours of Sunday morning, the 4th May. She was laid to rest Sunday afternoon by some extended family members. Bahati was just 6 weeks old. Her mother died giving birth to her in their village and did not make it to the hospital in time, dying of postpartum hemorrhage. Bahati was unwell and some tests were done to try to determine what the cause could be… We still await results. Until Jesus comes, precious girl xo
NEW Baby! John Frank just arrived at Cradle of Love. He was born on April 14th, 2014 and weighs 6.6lbs (3kg) Frank’s father and neighbor were waiting for me early yesterday morning to ask for assistance with this young boy. The mother had died, the father was unemployed and a neighbor was currently caring for him, temporarily. Harriet our social worker went with them to the village to pick the baby up, arriving back at COL last night around 7pm. He is settling in nicely, loves his milk and sucks really well. He will return home to his father [ Read More ]
What an exciting day for Vivian and the Goods!!! Sybille and Sean have waited patiently for this day to finally come! Vivian adores her new adoptive parents and the Goods can’t stop smiling at their new daughter! Its so nice to see this new family together! We pray the adoption process goes smoothly.
Beautiful Meylan has lost his fight for life, late Tuesday night. He became a little jaundice and was unable to maintain his body temperature despite many measures to keep him warm. He also began to loose interest in feeding and started loosing weigh. We took him to the best hospital in Arusha, the Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre where he spent the next 11 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He developed a necrotic bowel and started passing bloody stools. The doctors aren’t exactly sure what was wrong and suspected a bacterial infection. With limited equipment for diagnosis and treatment [ Read More ]
Here is a brief update on the running of Cradle… In January, the Landers returned from Australia after enjoying three months with family, friends and returning to work! We also spent many hours creating an Australian Charity called, ‘Hope4Life’ to help support Cradle of Love Baby Home and encourage support and sponsorship from our home country. Our amazing friend Jenny Windeyer is our co-director and is the face of the charity in Australia. A huge thank you to all those who have signed up to begin donating! It was wonderful working along side Davona Church, the founder and director (as [ Read More ]
Cradle of Love Baby Home is still going strong! We want to apologize to all our faithful followers about our disappearance for the last few months. The truth is we needed to upgrade our computer software and in doing so we cleared the automatic log in details to the website and lost our password. We then had major issues requiring Brendon’s expertise to reformat and get the website running smoothly once again. We have a lot of news to catch up on so please stay with us! …. Below is the wonderful view of Mt Meru we enjoy everyday, taken [ Read More ]
Today I got a phone call from sister Rose at Mt Meru Hospital saying “come quickly”, we have a baby who’s mother just died… “can you take him”. Upon arrival at the hospital, I met the baby’s father who accompanied his son and I back to Cradle of Love. The father named his son, Joseph. He is a healthy 3.5kgs. His mother died from severe pneumonia post delivery at the age of 32. Joseph joins our nursery, making a total of 10! We cannot fit anymore babies in the nursery at the moment as we needed to sell a few [ Read More ]
NEW Baby! Bahati was born on March 15th, 2014. She weighs 7.9lbs (3.6kg). Bahati’s mother, sadly passed away after delivering her in their Masaai Village. She died on the way to hospital of postpartum hemorrhage. The father, lives although he is in a bad state with no job and more often than not he is drunk. We look forward to showing this little girl Love and Nurturing.