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Women’s Micro Loans

20th June 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

I have just had a wonderful meeting with some of the ladies who are moving to Destiny Village.  Most simply want an opportunity to create a livelihood.  Men and women have many fixed ideas about family rolls here.  The women here are often the driving force for the family.  These ladies demonstrated a passion and clarity about how a micro…

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Visit of DFID and The British High Commission

17th June 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

We were thrilled on Saturday to have a wonderful informal visit from some of those working at DFID in Sierra Leone, The British High Commission, UK Military and Police advisers. We were grateful for their questions and insights and look forward to  learning more and getting to know them better as we seek to serve and work alongside the people…

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Swansea University bring more technology to Destiny Village

3rd June 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Last year Swansea University helped pioneer a waste to power community cooker in the village.  Freetown City Council want them across the city.  In the last couple of weeks, Engineering Masters students have been developing a timber seasoning plant and looking at a system to turn chicken poo in to fertiliser.   One student is also helping analyse Human Resource policy…

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Home Leone Governance

22nd May 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Please pray for our trustees as we meet today.  I have produced a range of papers as we look at strategic and governance issues and hear of the change to peoples lives and the operational developments. As I reflect this morning, we have just done our annual accounts and God’s provision is truly wonderful.  When people ask who is funding…

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More Potential residents start a test month at Destiny Village

17th May 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

This summer, the next 42 houses are available for new residents to move in to.  It is particularly poignant as it will be just be in time for them not to have to be flooded out again in the rains. We have quite a process to find people who want to relocate.  At present we have about 25 working with…

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Next Group prepare to leave the slums before the rains

10th May 2019 | Posted in Latest News

Many people ask us how we select families to move to the village.  There is a lot of sensitisation and discussion and presentations in the slums and then an interview at Destiny Village.  The next stage is for one family member to come and work with us for a month.  A sort of probation that enables people to look at…

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