My name is Filippo Bozotti. Italian by origin, in work, I wear many hats: in New York, I m a socially conscious documentary producer, a job whose main perk is traveling the world off the beaten paths following remarkable stories and meeting remarkable individuals. That’s what first brought me to Sierra Leone, West Africa, four years ago and led me to partner with a great non profit, Shine On Sierra Leone (SOSL). For the past 3 years we have been working in education and microfinance, in partnership with FAWE (Forum for African Women Education) and with SMT (Salone Microfinance Trust), we sponsor 5 schools and 5,755 micro-loan recipients, mainly women. Come September, I’m moving to Sierra Leone to begin a new adventure: Tribewanted Sierra Leone.
Tribewanted, founded by Ben Keene, a Brit, in 2006, is an online-offline community of eco-tourists, knows as “tribemembers”, that adopted the island of Vorovoro in Fiji and together with the local village, build a social, eco-community from scratch. Four years later, Ben and I have partnered to replicate the same concepts on the pristine beaches of John Obey, on the Freetown Peninsula of Sierra Leone.