John Obey Beach
2010 - 2014
Tribewanted Sierra Leone
After the success of the Fiji project, Filippo joined the tribe and we moved to John Obey beach (pop. 500), in Sierra Leone.
With the local community, over the course of the first few years we built eight bungalows, a kitchen, a solar house, bucket showers, compost toilets and a well.
We employed up to 30 people locally and supported the and supported the local school in partnership with Shine On Sierra Leone.
We partnered with Salone Microfinance Bank to offer hundreds of micro-credits in John Obey. Over the course of the years we became involved in a conservation project to prevent deforestation and a campaign to stop sand mining in Sierra Leone. We invested over $US250.000 into the local economy.
We began the process of giving back the project to the community in 2014, who took over the project in 2015, with some difficulties given the Ebola outbreak.
Tribewanted does not operate the project anymore, but if you are keen to visit Sierra Leone or John Obey beach contact Fatorma (tel: +232 786 26293) or Daniel (tel: +232 301 77007 or +232 783 88767 ) who are keen to receive more international guests!