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Ministers of Economic Planning Visit

1st May 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Yesterday the Minister and Deputy Minister and their team for Economic Planning visited Destiny Village.  This is significant as they are the authors with the President of the countries core strategy for development.  The walk around was limited by the rain but we spent 2 hours discussing the vision and hopes for Sierra Leone.  I also shared a copy of…

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Volunteering with Home Leone

26th March 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Jacques and Nicola Van der Westhuizen from Harpenden spent 6 months helping in us take some key steps forward. Dr Nicola focused on our healthcare strategy and selection process, while Jacques brought his construction knowledge and expertise to bear. Their work has left us with a significant legacy. When they left, we had a party and a football match (wearing…

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Water of Life

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

As part of our business plans that brings employment to the village we have set up a water bagging plant. Clean water is generally not available out of taps. Rather than expensive plastic bottles there is a large market in bags of water. We have connected the factory to our water supply and started production and sales. It also starts…

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Mayor of Freetown visits Destiny and is inspired by our approach

16th March 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

What a joy to have Yvonne Aka-Sawyer, Mayor of Freetown and her team visited Destiny Village yesterday. It was amazing how many people on our staffs knew each other. Yvonne met some of the residents and heard their first-hand stories. She had the opportunity to see our first businesses in action. Coming on a day where we were interviewing family…

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Deputy Minister of Planning visits

15th March 2019 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

The President of Sierra Leone launched the government’s priority document on 28 February. This sets out the things they consider important. We were delighted to see that housing was a key government objective. The Deputy Minister for Planning, (who covers infrastructure development) was enthused by his visit. It was great to meet him and his team as they spent 3…

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Kroo Bay Fire wipes out more homes

4th March 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

On Sunday we were in Kroo Bay, the largest Freetown Slum, sharing opportunities for families to move to a new life in Destiny Village. Last night a fire raged through the area. The Mayor, who visits Destiny Village next week, tells how 3 fire trucks arrived but couldn’t access the area because of all its narrow walkways. The assessments will…

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