A new cooperative joins ADF’s recycling project

Confirmed by the success of its historical cooperatives, the Association du Docteur Fatiha wants to broaden its outreach. A new cooperative joined the project. Located in Chouihiya, a rural village 30 kilometers away from Berkane, the women who are part of it are being trained. 

If they want to get an extra-revenue, the women living in Moroccan countryside do not have so many choices. To improve their standard of living and their families, it is hard, not to say impossible, for them to find a job. Most of them are illiterate and geographically isolated. Their universe means their home.

That’s why they granted our project a warm welcome. At the end of December, 47 women subscripted to the free training organized by ADF. The purpose of this training: in about 15 sessions, learn how to weave a local plant (alpha) together with plastic bags and create fashion accessories like bags or wallets.

Formation des artisanes à Chouihiya centre
Craftswomen training in Chouihiya

Jamaa Ouezhir, Training and Recycling Techniques Manager for ADF, has already given 9 courses of about 2.30 hours. The women who knew how to weave alpha before they joined the project are now able to manufacture some of our accessories.

With this brand-new cooperative, ADF’s activities spread a little bit more in Eastern Morocco region. Our goal before 2014: find, contact and train 2 more women’s cooperatives, to bring them a decent job and help improving their life standards.

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