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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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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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