The Women from the island communities.

The Women are your hosts on our basecamps. They’re strong and skilled, shy sometimes, but never fail to make a remote island feel like home. Over the years we’ve trained these women who would otherwise be unemployed for roles ranging from part-time masseuses to top company management.

Culturally it is the men in the family that earn a living, so many of our women have never received livelihood training. However this is a matriarchal society and these women are skilled wives and mothers who are eager to support themselves and care for their family. Filipinas are natural homebuilders. Their caring nature and innate skills are given application in the tourism industry. They’re also disciplinarian mothers, who have no trouble keeping the Lost Boys in place.

PEOPLE OF PARADISE- A FILM BY SIMON WOODS. EPISODE 4

This video is the fourth in a five part documentary series by Australian film maker Simon Woods. He lived with Tao for a few months over a period of two years. In this episode he looks at how the Tao Foundation works with the islanders to make sure everyone gets the chance to get involved.