Bekka Ross Russell

Orphanages Aren’t the Enemy: Family-Based Care Reform in Tanzania

Bekka Ross Russell (she/her) – founder and Executive Director of The Small Things, an NGO working with orphaned and vulnerable children and their families. The Small Things integrates a comprehensive family preservation program with high-quality, loving, community-based residential care. That means keeping children in homes where they belong, caring for them when their families can’t, and doing all that we can to reunify children in our care with relatives.