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Jonathan Allie gets married

18th December 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Jonathan, with James our foreman, is our longest standing staff member.  He has worked with us as the principle person liaising with the slum dwellers association, the Federation of Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP!). It was a privilege to be invited several of the new village residents went.  It was done with many local traditions.  Our group sang a song…

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One Kind Act Visit our work

14th December 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

What a great week its been with Mona, Annu and Reeta from One Kind Act with us.  This amazing group have supported us in so many ways by fundraising for Bilu Villas (8 homes). Their time with us enabled them to see the full breath of our work and meet many of those who have and will benefit from a…

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Educational Gardens and Selling Plants

9th November 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

One of the beautiful Destiny Village developments is a lovely educational garden.  We have a vision for children to learn about plants and the environment, so we have grown thousands of plants with a large cross-section of amazing smells and beauty. In addition to village planting, these are now also for sale, and we had had a steady stream of…

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Bakery Coming to Destiny Village

5th November 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Nigel Taylor, who attends the Trent Vineyard in Nottingham, has been in country for the last 7 weeks.  A former baker, he has helped us find equipment and design a bakery, alongside our in country business manager and baker, Godwin Pessima. We have built a business plan and with wonderful funding from Meal a Day, the bakery now has an…

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Residents take up first leases

4th November 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

In writing the Home Leone story, 1 November 2018 is a key date.  The first residents formally took up their leases and moved in to Homes.  We have learned so much on the journey as we re-examine our family recruitment and selection approach to provide opportunities for families leaving the slums to take up new opportunities.  Sanpha noted the families…

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Quite a day

26th September 2018 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

What a privilege to be out here again with a wonderful team as we see so much momentum and initiative as we build Destiny Village. Today was one of visiting a number of government ministries.  We started with Agriculture as our chicken farm develops and they have some land and disused buildings we could refurbish and bring development too.  Then…

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