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Kroo Bay Fire wipes out more homes

4th March 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

On Sunday we were in Kroo Bay, the largest Freetown Slum, sharing opportunities for families to move to a new life in Destiny Village. Last night a fire raged through the area. The Mayor, who visits Destiny Village next week, tells how 3 fire trucks arrived but couldn’t access the area because of all its narrow walkways. The assessments will…

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Home Leone has a new bank account

25th February 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

We have successfully moved our bank account today from Yorkshire to Lloyds Bank. The details are: Account name: Home Leone Sort Code: 30-90-89 Account Number: 39610168 If you give by standing order, please could you change it to this address? We have a few people who give by standing order who we don’t seem to have contact details for, so…

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Filling a container on 22 and 23 February

14th February 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

I wonder if you have any time on Friday 22 or Saturday 23 February to help us fill a container? This will ship vital supplies to Sierra Leone. It is located at Walsall (WS8 7EN) near Birmingham. We have a lot of things stored so are bringing in a 20ft container to pack tightly with what we have. It includes…

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On the Move!

7th February 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

This week we started to implement our plans to find the next 41 families to move from Freetown’s horrific slums to a new life in Destiny village. By June we will have built 56 low-cost and affordable homes and the school will be ready to open its doors in September. Nicola, Jonathan and Andrew continue to work with the slum…

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What a Palava

2nd February 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

What a great week with Corporate team from Turley Planning consultants and their families with us to help us across different facets of the village.  They also brought family members including Lillyanna from Stoke who was a real inspiration. They funded and helped build a “Palava” hut.  This is a meeting area for people in the centre of the 56…

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Do you know anyone who would like to join us in Sierra Leone for a season?

29th January 2019 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Finding supervisory skills and leaders is a challenge in Sierra Leone.  Maybe you are at a point in life where you could give a month or more to help us out here.  Here are some key self-funding roles we need to fill.  Please share this with your friends and get in touch at nigel.hyde@homeleone.org.  Thanks so much! General Manager –…

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