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Land – Life in A New Dimension

6th March 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Our search for Land has brought us to an exciting and pivotal point.  Life in A New Dimension (Land) is on its way for many hundreds of people. We’ve found the ideal location and land in a place called Newton (named after the man who wrote Amazing Grace). It is a wonderful place to start and so we’ve been walking down…

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Tragedy of Ebola – it’s personal when you know those dying

25th February 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I just received the sad news that Augustin of St George Foundation (www.adecentlife.org) just died of ebola.  Eight years ago I was involved in building accommodation for this great work that has rescued hundreds of children from a life on the streets, provided education and reunited them with families.  We built the accommodation on a site provided by the Boy…

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A Notable Week – Corporate Social Responsibility at its best

22nd February 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

The IM Group (Isuzu and Subaru Distributors) sent a team of nine employees with us to Cambodia, joining Home Leone in its goal to make a radical difference in the lives of some the world’s poorest slum dwellers. Five years ago, the Cambodian government sent tear gas, soldiers and bulldozers to a Phenom Penh slum, destroying hundreds of homes and…

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In Pursuit of Land

18th February 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

The primary objective of my visit this time has been to progress our need for land on which to build the houses. The original land promised was withdrawn and this is a challenging place to get the permissions and ownership needed to build on. Over the last week, Ian and I have met community leaders, The Mayor of Freetown, a…

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We Can’t fight an enemy we cannot see!

17th February 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

The words of Magnes Coker, deputy head of the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation as he spoke of the difficulties Ebola has brought to this nation. Teachers not at school are not being paid – how do they feed their families and cover their rent (which you have to pay a year in advance here)? Children have lost a year of…

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Getting things Done

15th February 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

It is hard to explain how difficult it is to get things done here. Ian and I started out with great hopes for what we might get done today. Here are 2 things that could be simple I wanted to connect to the internet. I went to Africel – provider with lots of advertising all over town. They have run…

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