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Participatory Approach: Boutghdiwt village

byIlham Safi
onApril 29, 2022

By Ilham Safi, HAF Program Assistant

On April 7, 2022, HAF staff visited Boutghdiwt village in the Khénifra province of Morocco. Here, 24 local women from two cooperatives, the Boutghdiwt Cooperative for Development and the Boutghdiwt Cooperative for Goat Farming, attended and benefited from a participatory workshop facilitated by the HAF Family Literacy team. Both cooperatives, whose main activity is goat farming, were created by local women to develop their situations and guarantee their financial independence.

Seven priorities were identified by the Boutghdiwt community during the community mapping and needs-defining exercises: literacy classes, a hospital, a kindergarten, a wheat mill, a public hammam, paving the road leading to Ait Ishaq, and training on cooperative administrative and legal practices.

During a phone call, the Caid of Sidi Yahya ou’Saad commune, where the village is located, expressed his happiness with the new work that is being done to help people in rural and underserved communities like Boutghdiwt.

This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the High Atlas Foundation and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.