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The team meet those in Cline town slum

18th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Church was different. A choir in bright colour robes led the way. The speakers are often loud but the vibrancy so lifting. Then on to one of the slums I have been visiting for a while. The one filmed in our video. We met the local councillor, Mr Bangura who was keen to share her insights. One group were proud…

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Living Seeds

17th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

  Tamba and Agnes are truly remarkable Sierra Leoneans. Tamba did not see a car till he was 12. Starting on the streets and fending for himself, he has been instrumental in helping Home Leone secure the land. Today, they run a small “factory” called Living Seeds. They have 30 ladies employed sewing industrial safety garments. Another 24 are in…

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Electricity, joint venture and New life

16th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Can you imagine 10 days and no electricity. Here to keep things going you buy a generator (though of course most of the population cannot afford one). Our brand new generator has broken down 3 times. The Lister Petter turns out to not be of the standard expected. The shop owner has kindly agreed to replace it, but with a…

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Traffic lights, Development agencies and track record

15th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Land Rover gear box still broken so Ian headed to work on fixing it and we find a taxi. They have a law saying only 2 can ride in the back. Into the traffic jams of Freetown. How often do we get frustrated at traffic lights? After being in a town with no traffic lights you learn to appreciate them!…

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Its just us!

14th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

As we drove past the queues at the petrol station, I realised taking petrol for granted is another key thing in our homeland. Met with the Local Housing corporation – a group who seem genuinely keen to effect low cost housing. As their leader put it though, all they do is meet as they have no land and are at…

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Electricity, finance catch up and the army

13th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Catching up on finances and analysing how money is spent as a basis for understanding what options we have going forward. For accountants a day of joy, bringing clarity, for engineers not so much fun! Dropped in at Joule Africa, after nearly 6 years still working hard to complete a contract that will offer a step up in electricity supply…

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