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Empowering Women in the Atlas

A Hammam: Public bath-house and artisan center managed by women

The High Atlas Foundation lends its support to Empowering Women in the Atlas (EWA), a social venture that aims to encourage community development and women's empowerment in the village of Adghagh in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains. In response to the needs identified by the local community, EWA is building a hammam, or public bath-house, that will be managed by the women of the village. Currently, there are no bathing facilities in the village and during the snowy winter months, when villagers do not have access to a hamman in a neighboring village, they may go up to a month without bathing. The hammam will benefit approximately 1,400 men, women, and children. Furthermore, it will include an artisan center where the women can make and sell crafts including soap and carpets.

This multidimensional project aims at improving the sanitary, health, economic and psychological well being of the whole community, while addressing gender inequality. In order to embrace participatory development, EWA has created a women’s cooperative, the Association of Women for the Development of Adghagh, to put women at the center of decision making.

This project was founded by Lamia Bazir in 2011 as a civic initiative. It was inspired by her encounter with the local population in a training session initiated by the High Atlas Foundation. Later, EWA was presented at the World Model United Nations in Singapore, where it won Award of Social entrepreneurship.

Please support EWA and HAF in raising $30,000 for the creation of green development in the form of a solar powered hammam.

DONATE NOW: In order to support the EWA Hammam building project, please add the text "donation for the EWA Hammam project" to the instructions box on the second Paypal donation screen.

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