Today, Diana’s mother showed up looking for her daughter who is in fact called Costanzia. Diana is actually the mother name! We were thrilled to meet the mother who after investigation is not mentally stable to care for her young daughter. Diana sadly abandoned her daughter in a nearby field therefore a police case has been made against her. The future of Costanzia is still unknown however, in the meantime Cradle of Love will provide a loving and stable home for her to grow.
Today Yahaya was reunited with his birth family. His father, Eddi and one of six siblings, Rehema spent a few hours at Cradle playing with their son and brother before making the journey home to join the rest of the family. Yahaya’s mother sadly died during his birth, leaving behind 7 children! The oldest is now 25 years old. Yahaya has been at Cradle of Love Baby Home for a little over 2 years, arriving as a newborn. He is now a healthy 2 years and 3 months old. Yahaya’s father presented us with gifts of gratitude for the care [ Read More ]
One of our volunteers Yvette Van Laanen from The Netherlands recently ran a short Neonatal CPR Course for our Nursery staff. Yvette is a Registered Nurse who specialises and works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Radboud UMC Hospital in the Netherlands. The staff were so happy to receive this refresher course on how to care for the sick children, how to identify choking, and respiratory distress and how to perform CPR. Thank you so much Yvette for sharing your knowledge and skills.
This morning, Harriet, Mwamvua, Ken and I went to visit Asia Ally, one of our employees at Cradle of Love Baby Home. Asia works in the nursery and cares for all our newborns. This time it was her turn to have a new baby! She delivered a healthy baby girl at Tengeru Hospital on November 30th by cesarean section. Her name is Bahati which means ‘luck’. She weighed a big 4kgs at birth!!! Asia’s aunty was there to help care for Bahati while Asia continues to recover from an infected incision site. Everybody enjoyed a cuddle of baby Bahati, including [ Read More ]
Richard is a healthy 2 month old boy who’s mother just died post minor surgery. He is left with no one to care for him at such a vulnerable age. However, once he is a little older his uncle (pictured) will take him home. In the meantime, we will provide the much needed love and care for this little one to grow.
Sadly, as with many village births, the mother of this precious baby girl died shortly after delivery. She was born just 9 days ago in a masai village in Ngorongoro. It took more half the day for this family to travel to Cradle of Love Baby Home. Named Ndanin, she weighed just 3kgs and looked as though she hadn’t had a bath in days! Bathed, and fed, she fell fast asleep in her new home where she will stay until one of the extended family members are able to take her home.
Happygod arrived at Cradle’s gate at 9pm on Friday. He was accompanied by his aunt and Ester Lyimo from Marangu Kilimanjaro Orphanage where he had initially been taken however, this orphanage does not cater for such young babies. Happygod was Born on 17th September to a HIV positive, mentally ill lady who sadly wanted to kill her son. His aunty had rescued him and been doing her best to care for him this last week. Aunty Neema had tears in her eyes knowing she could not provide for her nephew and was sad to say goodbye. We hope she manages [ Read More ]
This past Wednesday Daniella Rodrigues and I went to Arusha and purchased a lot supplies for Cradle of Love Baby Home! Many thanks to Daniella, her family, and her friends for putting love into action. She bought the replacement blender we needed so desperately as well as a backup, cases of Foma liquid washing soap, cases of Zap bleach, supplies to make 2 months worth of Organic Nut Milk, bags of Rice, bags of Corn meal, Shoes for the toddlers, many Diapers, Nylon diaper covers, Joshua porridge, and a case of Peanut butter.
Here is the second Cradle of Love Baby Home Calendar! It has more of the current children that more recent volunteers know and love dearly. http://www.lulu.com/shop/brendon-church/cradle-of-love-baby-home-2015-current-babies/calendar/product-21898210.html