Bekka Ross Russell

Founder and Executive Director of The Small Things, an NGO working with orphaned and vulnerable kids in Tanzania -

Bekka showed up to volunteer for four months in Tanzania seven years ago, at the age of 22, and never really left. Instead, she adopted two spectacular kids, and has founded an organization which has grown to support over 150 children, keeping more than 100 in their homes through the Family Preservation Program and caring for more than 50 at Nkoaranga Orphanage and Happy Family Children's Village. This summer, TST is hosting a virtual fitness challenge - you can have fun, get fit, and do good all at once! Find out more at