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On the Move!

7th February 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

This week we started to implement our plans to find the next 41 families to move from Freetown’s horrific slums to a new life in Destiny village. By June we will have built 56 low-cost and affordable homes and the school will be ready to open its doors in September. Nicola, Jonathan and Andrew continue to work with the slum…

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What a Palava

2nd February 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

What a great week with Corporate team from Turley Planning consultants and their families with us to help us across different facets of the village.  They also brought family members including Lillyanna from Stoke who was a real inspiration. They funded and helped build a “Palava” hut.  This is a meeting area for people in the centre of the 56…

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Do you know anyone who would like to join us in Sierra Leone for a season?

29th January 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Finding supervisory skills and leaders is a challenge in Sierra Leone.  Maybe you are at a point in life where you could give a month or more to help us out here.  Here are some key self-funding roles we need to fill.  Please share this with your friends and get in touch at nigel.hyde@homeleone.org.  Thanks so much! General Manager –…

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We can use those old phones in the draw!

20th January 2019 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

At Kings Community Church in Hedge End today, we are having a “Phone Amnesty.”  In Sierra Leone, phones can cost more than a month’s wages and so many of us have those old upgraded phones sat there in a draw, with no plan for their future! If you have one please could you bring it along or send it to…

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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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