Destiny Village

Summary

Home Leone’s vision is of a sustainable movement that sees the end of slum living in Sierra Leone. Its first pilot “Destiny” Village develops a new community, relocating over 2,000 people from across Freetown’s 62 slums to new secure low cost homes. Home Leone adopts a holistic approach, providing jobs, education, social infrastructure, community utilities and health facilities. Its community design and layout, environmental considerations, social justice initiatives and skills training ensure this innovative, community-led relocation model provides a great opportunity for resident’s life change.

Built on 22 acres of land in Newton, we are building a new “green-field” village containing 344 culturally relevant low cost homes; a place where each resettled family has a job and an opportunity to own their own home in 7-20 years. 2,000 people will form a new community with a business park, primary and senior schools, health centre, and other community and social infrastructure. Solar power, potable running water to each home and an effective sewage system means village health indicators will be above average. This initiative also develops innovative eco-friendly solutions with waste/resource management, and recycling.

Turley and Home Leone report

 

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