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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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Meeting the neighbours and an Ebola centre closes

12th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

We walked the land – Ian, Rachel Katherine and me were joined by Pastor Tamba, who had been a tower of strength in helping us navigate the land acquisition. We were also joined by 30 or so elders as we looked forward to all that make take place. The village meeting was not that easy in that they were focused…

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Arrival in Sierra Leone

11th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Monday 11 May 2015 Arrived last night in Freetown with Katherine and Rachel after a trip via Brussels. All direct flights to Sierra Leone now cancelled. Ian and his helper “Coker” were there to greet up and drive to the ferry where we waited for the ferry to leave. I met Mohmmed, Santa and friends, guys in wheelchairs who beg…

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Important News

7th May 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

We have now heard from Ian Morris , our Construction Director in Sierra Leone, that Home Leone is now the owner of 20 acres of Land in Newton, Sierra Leone. The journey to obtain this land has been challenging to say the least, but today we are so thankful that we now have a firm foundation in our goal to…

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Land Update

7th April 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

This week, I need to send the remaining money to buy the 20 acres of land that enables us to take a huge step nearer our goal.  The total we need to complete payment is £79,000 so excluding any contingency I need to send just less than £46,000 to Sierra Leone.  This covers the land purchase, lawyers, surveyors, government tax…

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