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 ...

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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 ...

10 Apr 2014

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 ]

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10 Apr 2014

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 ]

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23 Dec 2013

We had a wonderful little girl at Cradle some years ago, who stole the hearts of many–including volunteers.  Batilda Swai, our nurse, took her and a little boy, into her home and Rahma was in school and doing so well in every way.  Yesterday ( Dec. 22, 2013) she was hit by a motorcycle, and killed. She had already safely crossed the road and was on the shoulder, waiting for Batilda to cross, when a motorcycle came at full speed. It actually lifted her off the ground and the crashed headfirst onto the pavement. Cradle is grieving again for the  [ Read More ]

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23 Dec 2013

We have received some wonderful gifts of baby formula this week. Six cases from a friend in town who has helped us in the past, 17 tins from Projects Abroad, one case from Katz, a volunteer organization who reach out to orphan homes this time of the year. Thank you so much to you all! ( Sorry this is such a small photo, but taken with a phone)    

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17 Dec 2013

Two week old Justina’s mother died, so she was brought to Cradle. She weighs a healthy 3.5 kg and I am sure will put on weight very quickly.

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28 Nov 2013

Those of you who have volunteered here in the past years, will remember Bibi Helen. She was always a friend of our volunteers as she spoke good English.  She retired from her work here at Cradle the end of September, this year. From that  day on, she suffered with high blood sugars and then heart problems, She was in and out of hospital. Just last week they transferred her to Moshi to the KCMC hospital. Yesterday I got a report that she was doing very badly and unresponsive. Her children who live in Europe were going to come over. This  [ Read More ]

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28 Nov 2013

November 27th. Surprise! We received a 6 week old baby boy this morning. His mother is suffering psychosis  and just up and left him with his father, who doesn’t know what to do with a small baby. We are hoping that she recovers and returns for him, but in the meantime, we will give him all the love we can. His name is Riziwan.   This afternoon, our darling Emanual, who is always full of smiles and happiness, left us. The sad thing is, his father is not being responsible and we are not sure if its a good thing  [ Read More ]

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18 Nov 2013

Now we have two Farajas–one in the Wobblers and one in Nursery.  Well let me rephrase that–the nursery one is living with our family for the time being. Sometimes I just enjoy having a baby to care for at home! She arrived on Saturday evening and is a delightful little girl. Five weeks old and giving adorable smiles, eats and sleeps well, great eye contact and turns to voices. She is beautiful. Her birth mother is 15 years old and is mentally handicapped since childhood. She was taken advantage of, and the result is Faraja, which in Kiswahili means, “comfort”.  [ Read More ]

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31 Oct 2013

This morning we received a phone call from the District social worker in Tengeru. He said he was sending us a baby. I nearly jumped out of my chair to do a happy dance. Harriet was thrilled too. The paternal grandmother of the baby brought this tiny little lady, cocooned in layers of cloth with only her puckered face showing.  Her mother had left her at the hospital and run off. The staff called her Queen and she only weighs 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) Her grandmothers name is Esther, thus, Queen Esther. After her bath and being bundled in brand  [ Read More ]

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18 Oct 2013

Mwamvua is one of our excellent caregivers in the Nursery. She works with babies all the time, but I guess she doesn’t get enough of them, because last weekend she gave birth to her second son. Her first born  is twelve years old, so this is a huge age gap. This afternoon Harriet and I went to visit her and the baby. He has a strong Muslim name, which I can’t remember! Anita, another of our nursery carers, was there as well. The little man didn’t wake up at all during my visit , but mama says he wakes up  [ Read More ]

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