Cradle of Love Baby Home

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4 Feb 2011
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 from within the cloth. Bending down, he saw a newborn boy, still covered with birth fluid, and umbilical cord recently cut. Hurriedly he took the baby to his wife, Eleanor who was making breakfast at their farm home in Tengeru, Tanzania. The police soon arrived in response to Moses’ phone call. They made a report and told him to take the baby to the government hospital for a medical check-up.  [ Read More ]

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22 Dec 2010

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 visit another orphanage and saw this tiny baby, all but being ignored. He was HIV positive, and this organization does not accept babies like that, so he was left in a corner away from all the others, being fed, but not getting held. Soon Kaden was being cared for by these two young ladies in their little apartment on our campus. I wish that I could say that Kaden thrived  [ Read More ]

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22 Oct 2010

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 he was a boy! He was one of the first 12 babies to come in to care, during the time that the director and her family were caring for the babies in their own home. Tyson was always healthy and grew quickly. He did suffer from skin problems-eczema-but with a special cream it eventually cleared up. The directors daughter, Staci is very close in age to Tyson, so they spent the first  [ Read More ]

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22 Oct 2010

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 Ministries, who has people who work out in various villages, saw Marie and realized that if she were to survive, intervention was necessary. That’s when they called Cradle of Love to see if we could help. She was 14 months old and crawling, but not walking as malnutrition had weakened her muscles. Her grandmother could not afford to give her supplemental milk after her mother died, so her sparse hair  [ Read More ]

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22 Oct 2010

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 they did not want to keep him there. When we picked him up, I asked if there was anything we needed to know about his care as in giving him medicines, feeding etc.  They told me no. However when we got him home, we found that his little body was covered in pustules, which were diagnosed as a staph infection. We quickly got him started on antibiotics, and within in  [ Read More ]

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22 Oct 2010

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 husband has no work and we have two children, Walter and Flora. Now, because of my work, I can help provide for my family. I love babies, and that is why I wanted to work at Cradle of Love. The best thing about working here is that it is a peaceful place and there is lots of love. The other workers love each other, as well as loving the  [ Read More ]

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22 Oct 2010

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 we took him to several Doctors and had him on medication, he did not improve. We had a volunteer nurse working at Cradle by the name of  Melanie Fromm, took him under her “wing”. So much so, that she spent two weeks with Tumaini at two different hospitals. The first week was spent at Mt. Meru, however she was not satisfied with the lack of diagnosis, so moved to a  [ Read More ]

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20 Oct 2010

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 against the World Health Organization guidelines, which state that an HIV+ mother should EXCLUSIVELY breast feed her baby for the first six months. However, the medical profession here is not always in tune with the latest recommendations.) Maria was always a small baby, with an impish grin that attracted visitors and volunteers to her. When the directors mother visited, two years in a row, Maria was her “favorite” baby. Several  [ Read More ]

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20 Oct 2010

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 all survived. Sadly, the mother began to bleed profusely after giving birth, and died. The family took the three girls and one boy to Mt. Meru Hospital in Arusha, as they were premature. An older sister stayed at the hospital to help care for the babies, who over a months time, gained enough weight to be discharged. The father came to Cradle of Love to ask us if we could  [ Read More ]

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