Destiny Village


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 2,500 people from across Freetown’s 72 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 25 acres of land in Newton, we are building a new “green-field” village containing 344 culturally relevant affordable low cost homes; a place where each resettled family has a job and an opportunity to live in a new home in. 2,500 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 are above average. This initiative also develops innovative eco-friendly solutions with waste/resource management, and recycling.

We have now built the first 62 homes, established 6 businesses, moved the first families in and completed a clean water supply for all the village. The first 10 classrooms are complete with our primary school, Destiny Grace Academy opened to over 200 children in 2019.   We have established a triage and pathway service as we gather healthcare data.

Turley and Home Leone report

The Vice President visited the village and complimented Home Leone on its “amazing progress”.


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