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Preparation for the team

30th January 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Been an enjoyable few days getting to know the updates of what is happening here and preparing for the team. When I arrived it was great that Penny and Ruth (old Mission Direct friends) had a spare room and gave me a base in Phenom Penh as I was able to do a bit of shopping and book the restaurants…

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Arrived in Cambodia

28th January 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Off to Cambodia and arrived after a 16 hour trip and missed a night with the 7 hour time difference.  Didn’t start well as I mistakenly took 46kg to check in at Thai airways, only to find their allowance was 30kg.  One bag was entirely full of football kit, donated by Kitaid which I was taking to provide a team…

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Foundations in Cambodia

19th January 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

In 2 weeks time a team from the IM group in Birmingham will be hard at work helping to improve the lives of those who have been forcibly evicted from slums. In preparation the Manna4life team are hard at work as the building foundations for a women’s sewing and vocational training centre, are put in place. These steels go in…

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We start to build in Cambodia

15th January 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

You may know that Home Leone is taking corporate teams as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility agendas.  Working with Manna4Life, our corporate team from the Birmingham based, IM Group are preparing to leave on 31 January.  We’ve just confirmed that Habitat for Humanity will pass over the title of land to the village leaders who we are working with…

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Land Land Land

15th January 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Let me tell you the land story.  A year ago I met a lady in the UK who agreed to give us 9 acres of land to get going.  This was a fabulous start and we visited it several times and met her relations.  Unfortunately they decided to withdraw the offer so come June last year, whilst we had looked…

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Ian arrives in Sierra Leone

14th January 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Today is a significant day in our lives and the aims and mission we are on as Ian Morris, our Sierra Leone construction manager moved to Ebola troubled, Sierra Leone  Greeted by Abs Dumboyah, who has been pivotal in moving us forward these last 6 months it feels like the first day of the rest of our lives.  As we…

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