Mojo Mustapha – Community Director & Founder of Hedonisia
Mojo was born in England of Indian heritage with parents from Trinidad. He studied Sociology and Women’s Studies at in Canada. After university, he started traveling. Thus far he has been to 35 countries.
He lived in many community settings around the world. An Israeli Kibbutz, a Japanese ‘Gaijin House’, a tantric community near Amsterdam and an Ashram in India were among the many alternative communities he was fortunate to have participated in.
When Mojo started Hedonisia Hawaii as Community Director in 2004, it was a struggle to clean up the junk and trash on the land left by the previous owner. Nevertheless, the concept of community-based eco-tourism was an immediate success with visitors coming from around the world.
Post-Volcano Mojo in his own words:
Hedonisia Hawaii was the culmination of my life’s work. So the loss has been devastating on a personal as well as economic level.
To lose 90% of your assets and income is one of the most stressful things that can happen to a person.
It has been a painful adjustment. However, we have only one life. So, despite the great sadness, I feel inside, I try to keep a smile on my face and focus on rebuilding.