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In Country Orientation

25th January 2016 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

when a team visits a new culture its vital they take the time to get to know local people and start to look at the world through others eyes.  This has a powerful effect as we realize that things my no be as black and white as we thought.  Indeed to understand things are not right or wrong but just…

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Team Arrive

24th January 2016 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

After a long journey the IM International Motors team arrived this morning.  A great way to do Corporate Social Responsibility, they have worked hard to raise funds as individuals and as a team. All their hard work is now here.  Today, by way of acclimatisation, they visit Tuol Slang – the infamous prison from Pol Pots dreadful rule of Cambodia.  Then into work…

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IM Group join us in Cambodia

23rd January 2016 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

So, left Sierra Leone on Monday and now in Cambodia working with wonderful partners Kevin and Lekenah Knight of  Manna4life.  This remarkable village that is being built out of the devastation of 400 families being forcibly evicted is truly remarkable.  Last year we brought a company team, as part of their CSR programme to produce a building that will enable…

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Water and Ice Factory

23rd January 2016 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

This is a business that can work very well and bring significant employment in Sierra Leone.  It can also provide much better quality water as a lot of what is sold round the country has limited filtration methods.  Amazingly we met a man already doing this business in Freetown and interested in partnering with us to develop his brand and could fulfil our…

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Selecting residents

21st January 2016 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Now its getting serious.  Having completed the application form and criteria that we have tested and are satisfied is appropriate, its time to start interviewing people. Tony and his family are first on the list as we work through the questions.  We understand their current housing situation, their dreams and aspirations, their skill sets and motivation, how they view and…

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Rice husks to cement

20th January 2016 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

About a mile away from Destiny Village (our site) is a rice factory which have a waste of rice husks.  By burning these we make a cement replacement.  Cement here costs about £6.50per bag.  Burning rice husks cost about 50p a bag.  Considering the thousands of bags of cement we need this will bring huge savings – well done Joe and…

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