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
For 2015 we are having two Cradle of Love Baby Home Calendars! The first one includes mainly former children that past volunteers remember and love dearly. http://www.lulu.com/shop/cradle-of-love-baby-home-2015-calendar-former-and-current-children/calendar/product-21896298.html
If you are on Facebook, please join our Cradle of Love Baby Home group for all the latest photos and news! https://www.facebook.com/groups/29513151950/ NEW Cradle of Love wallpaper set! Here are some of my favorite photos from the last few years. I put them together in 3 designs of 1920×1080 sized wallpaper. If you like, save each file and set your favorite as your desktop wallpaper: http://s243760778.onlinehome.us/COLWallpapers1.jpg http://s243760778.onlinehome.us/COLWallpapers2.jpg http://s243760778.onlinehome.us/COLWallpapers3.jpg
Zawadi, had a very happy farewell from Cradle of Love today. Her aunty, Neema arrived at lunchtime from Moshi to pick her up. After some lunch, they spent a little time together before making the journey home. Zawadi was full of smiles and cheekiness and even gave a sweet little wave as she exited our gate. She posed happily for the camera and loved her new handbag and teddybear! Zawadi came to Cradle of Love as a newborn after her mother died. She is now 3 years and 4 months! What a beautiful girl she has grown into. We will [ Read More ]
Late yesterday afternoon we said a happy/sad farewell to young Brian. Brian shed some tears too. It had been 3 weeks since Brian had seen his father (was away working) so he took a little while to warm up. We asked baba Brian to spend some time at Cradle with him and feed Brian his supper to give him time to feel more comfortable. Brian’s aunt was at home preparing food for his return. A kiss goodbye from Nanny welu xx All ready to go back to his new home with baba.
Today is a happy day for Edgar and his Grandmother, Elizabeth as they are re-united. Edgar came to us at just 4 weeks old after his mother abandoned him. Edgar’s birth father lives with Elizabeth so its wonderful that he will be apart of Edgar’s life also. Although he is often away looking for work and bringing resources home for the family. Life is very difficult for this family as they are very poor. I personally went to the home (a mud hut) with our social worker, Harriet to make a Home assessment. Although Edgar will not attend school, he [ Read More ]
Special thanks to our nanny ‘Rhoda’ from the nursery, who came today with some of the members of the Mshikamano Group. Mshikamano is a womens group that means “working together”. Their group of 30 women develop skills, support each other during hard times, and do outreach to the community. Today they generously gave Porridge, Oranges, Bananas, and Watermelons to the kids at Cradle of Love!
Little nine month old Ima is now home with Margret his grandmother who showed up looking for her grandson one day after he was abandoned by his mother! Family reunited is what Cradle of Love is all about. Thanks to all that supported Ima to make him the happy healthy boy he is today.
Justin is one of the fortunate orphans to find a loving adoptive family. This is his new mama Patricia and sister, Grace. Justin was abandoned after birth at Seliani Hospital and brought to Cradle. He is now a healthy 2 1/2 year old toddler with a great future. He loves his new family and has so much love to give despite his unfortunate beginning. Grace, has 2 of her own children with whom Justin will grow up. Justin was a little sad to leave the only home he knows here at Cradle but it won’t take him long to settle [ Read More ]