More than an NGO, our family
In 2017, Owners Jeanae White and Matthew Mormello had the great privilege of spending time at the village of Ebando in Libreville, Gabon. Ebando is officially set up as a Non- Governmental Organization with efforts to support the cultural heritage of Gabon. There they met Tatayo (Hugues Obiang Poitevin), a french man who has been living in Gabon for over 35 years and is one of the co-founders of Ebando. Tatayo and his spiritual father, Papa Andre whom he met in 1976 and unfortunately passed away in 2017, built Ebando into a wonderful village full of amazing people.
Under the guidance of Tatayo and the rest of the village, Matt completed a full initiation into Bwiti and earned the name ‘Moukoukou mia Mogenda’. Shortly after his initiation, he and Jeanae were married in a beautiful Bwiti ceremony.
Jeanae and Matt felt an overwhelming love, support and enthusiasm from everyone in the community in regard to their wedding and Matt’s initiation.
New Life Iboga has made the commitment to help support our spiritual family and the ongoing work of Ebando as a Non- Governmental Organization by donating a percentage of our profits toward their efforts in promoting the culture of Gabon and knowledge of Bwiti.
One of the services that Ebando offers are ‘Initiations into Bwiti: (Missoko Gondé Dipuma) or Rites including usage of Sacred Wood IBOGA(Disumba)’. If you are serious about having the full spiritual experience, Ebando is the place to go. We highly encourage everyone who is able and interested in iboga to visit Gabon and participate in the process the traditional way.
Ebando Mission Statement
Non-Governmental Organisation which aims to give broader access to the fundamental tangible and intangible cultural heritage found in various regions of Central Africa (including forest habitats, savannas, rivers, lakes and lagoons).
The organisation seeks to encourage the transmission of traditional Knowledge and practices including philosophy and oral traditions, art and crafts; and the healing skills of the Bantu and Pygmy peoples from the Ogooué basin region of Gabon.