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 ...

29 Sep 2014

I had a fun afternoon playing with the toddlers today! Justin and Koronyo, Cradles guard and groundsman were cleaning the yard and had just finished with the wheelbarrow. So of course we had wheelbarrow rides!! Everyone got a few rides each with many giggles shared. The hardest part was getting them out again! (Glory, Amani, Ema, Francis)   Jerry, Raymond, Glory, Francis, Amani

25 Sep 2014

The afternoon was spent enjoying picking and eating from the Mulberry bush at Cradle. We did need to direct them away from the green ones though! Yahaya…     Brian Ibrahim   Jackson Amani   Glory   I think Raymond ate a sour berry!!!   haha

22 Sep 2014

Today, Zawadi’s extended family came to visit her. Her aunts and cousins from her mother’s side. She was please to see them and very happy and comfortable in their presence. Zawadi loves her cousin and extended family! This little girl next to Zawadi is the youngest child of the aunty who will take Zawadi home. This is the aunty who will take care of Zawadi. She has five of her own children as well! – the eldest is 16 years old. Unfortunately, she will not afford to send Zawadi to school although she will be well cared for. Harriet, our  [ Read More ]

11 Sep 2014

We were so happy to have an Australian couple currently working in South Africa,  Trish and Francis visit us over the past two days. Trish and Francis have an energy company called Ensight and are working with us to make Cradle of Love Baby Home much more energy efficient. We are excited to know they are able to improve our energy consumption by 84%!!!!!!! That’s a huge saving! With these savings, we will never run out of baby formula again! We can’t wait to see this work in progress and are so thankful for your generosity and kindness. Thank you!!!!!  [ Read More ]

3 Sep 2014

Davona Church has designed these Cradle of Love tote bags and sterling Silver necklaces which we offer to all who visit. Each sale helps to sustain Cradle financially. The bags come in every colour you can imagine! – Yellow, Red, Purple, Grey, Orange, Blue and light Blue. Prices: Necklace $30 Tote Bag $20 Next time you pop in to say hi, why not buy one for your friends and help support Cradle of Love Baby Home.

2 Sep 2014

Let it grow!   In July, Projects Abroad sent a team to Cradle of Love Baby Home to plant our own vegetable patch! Everything is growing well and soon we will be able to save money on buying these items from the markets and eat our own home grown, pesticide free vegetables. The second patch…   A very big thank you to the high-school students, through Projects Abroad, who helped construct this!!!!!

1 Sep 2014

We were so happy to see Tumaini return to Cradle for a visit with his Grandparents! He looks so grown up and happy. Tumaini left COL on the 25th July, 2013. He was 1 year and 9 months old. Francisca was one of his favourite nannies!

21 Aug 2014

Jackson was thrilled to have his birth mother come to visit him after so long! A few days later she returned with Jackson’s birth father too! What a lovely reunion it was! We spoke with both the mother and father (now separated) about the possibility of taking Jackson home to live with them however, Jackson is still at too much of a risk and the safety for his life would be jeopardised. He would continue to be hunted and killed for the use of his body parts in ‘black magic’.

18 Aug 2014

20 days without power!!! …which also means no running water! Our water supply is pumped from the river. Our poor, old generator, for such times had worn out from overuse (the power drops out regularly). This meant life at Cradle of Love was very difficult for some time! Thanks to Adam and Lindsey’s big City2Surf run and fund-raising we were able to purchase a new and bigger generator! Without your help we would not have been able to make such a needed purchase. To all who donated and made this happen, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

18 Aug 2014

City to Surf is a popular road running event held annually in Sydney Australia, covering a 14km course. About 85,000 runners completed this years race, raising more than 4 million dollars for charities. Adam and Lindsey chose Cradle of Love Baby Home as their charity to support. They raised $11,100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so happy and proud of their achievements both in fundraising and completing the course.