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Blastness together with Sextantio for its new project in Rwanda

April 2024

Sextantio - a project born from Daniele Kihlgren's commitment to the preservation of our country's small historical heritage - has its roots in the year 2000, when the first "Albergo Diffuso" was created in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, a medieval village nestled in the mountains of Abruzzo at over 1250 metres above sea level. The restoration project introduced innovative procedures to preserve the integrity of the historic village and the surrounding landscape, so that the tourist redevelopment would not entail the loss of territorial identities. The same philosophy was applied in 2007 to the Le Grotte della Civita project, which involved the recovery of twenty abandoned caves in the Sassi di Matera.

Sextantio's concept of identity has now found a home in another place of marginalisation, the island of Nkombo, on Lake Kivu in Rwanda, an area mainly inhabited by a Congolese population engaged in fishing, agriculture and pastoralism, with an economy based on self-sufficiency. This is where Sextantio Capanne has been established, with the same objective as the other Sextantio structures: maximum integration between the hotel and the territory, in order to maintain a socio-cultural balance and to offer real employment opportunities to the local population. The choice of Rwanda was not random. With the first proceeds from Sextantio, Kihlgren founded an NGO that provides health insurance to thousands of destitute in the Country, guaranteeing them treatment against even mortal diseases.
Since 2012, Sextantio has relied on Blastness for various electronic distribution systems and for search and metasearch advertising activities: one of the longest and most fruitful collaborations, as evidenced by truly satisfactory results on all KPIs. Because of this historic partnership and above all because of the noble purpose behind the creation of Sextantio Capanne, Blastness has decided to make its innovative technology available free of charge in order to support the income of this property, which will be used entirely to support the activities of the NGO.