Category Archives: Advocacy in Ain Leuh, Summer 2012

The weaving cooperative’s Advocacy Quilt is done!

I spent Summer 2012 with a group of women weavers in a small village in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco. The summer is documented on this blog, read a little bit about it here.  The weavers were excited to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Ain Leuh

I left Ain Leuh in mid-August and am now preparing to move to Philadelphia to enter a program in International Educational Development at UPenn! I had such a wonderful summer with the artisans at the cooperative and was sad to … Continue reading

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Computer Literacy in Ain Leuh

One of the main tasks I’ve been working toward this summer has been to overhaul the cooperative’s website into one where customers can learn about their processes and traditional designs, meet the artisans and browse and purchase their products. Ideally, … Continue reading

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A typical day during Ramadan

We are two weeks into the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. As a general rule, all Moroccans in Morocco are Muslim, so all of Ain Leuh and every member of the cooperative is celebrating Ramadan. This means observing a daily … Continue reading

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Meet three women of the Cooperative des Tisseuses d’Ain Leuh

Naima Mameri has always enjoyed weaving. She began as a self-taught weaver at 10 years old, when she fashioned herself a loom and tried to replicate the work of her neighbor. Noticing her talent and enthusiasm for the art, this … Continue reading

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A fuller profile of Khadija Oujkak

All I’ve learned this summer and the work I’ve done has been thanks to Khadija Oujkak, the woman I have been living and working with these past five weeks. I have grown to really respect her positive spirit and perseverance. … Continue reading

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My daily routine in Ain Leuh

I’m exactly half way through my time here in Ain Leuh and have fallen into a very comfortable rhythm. I wake up at about 8:30am, go to the shop up the street with the money Khadija gives me to buy … Continue reading

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