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Malaria

9th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

After over 30 years of working in the tropics, Malaria visited me last week.  The Southampton hospital tropical medical staff were wonderful and after finding I had the “good” malaria treated and cured my illness.  Now just a bit fatigued but doing well so many thanks for the prayers and good wishes sent, as Susan shared it on Facebook. It…

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Walking for Water

24th July 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

You meet some amazing people in this line of work. Charlie Christensen stopped by for a couple of nights at Destiny Village.  Charlie has been walking from Denmark to Tanzania, in a roundabout way and after 2 years on the road has reached Sierra Leone.  He expects to be walking for another 2 years! Charlie had a trolley he pushes…

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What a week!

20th July 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Been an amazing week in Sierra Leone so making some progress: Appointed Lyndon Johnson as our SL Communications Director – he is an outstanding addition to our team. UNDP auditors Pricewaterhousecoopers, came to audit us.  They have 3 days to study us and the auditor said this was the first time they found an NGO to sign off in one…

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Increasing the land

23rd June 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

A few weeks back some people came and started to clear a parcel of land that sat within our territory.  They were “land grabbers” as known in these parts.  At the bottom of our land the documents show a sort of marsh area, but the reality is the land is just fine. After much negotiation involving the original land owner…

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A Father’s Perspective -Jon Cobb

13th April 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I recently spent two weeks in Sierra Leone visiting my daughter Rachel who works for the excellent Home Leone organisation. It was my first visit to the country and I was a little nervous at the prospect. It’s not often you hear ‘Sierra Leone’ as an answer to the question ‘where are you going on your holidays this year?’ From…

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Silsoe School will become a new school in Sierra Leone

9th April 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

What a day!  Beautiful weather and thanks to our wonderful friends and church that came to help load another container for Sierra Leone. Silsoe has a lovely new school and last Christmas they let us take their old one apart.  Now it was loading time and yesterday we got nearly 3/4 of it loaded.  We were also thankful to Hypnos…

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