The oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the south of Morocco consists of ten different villages. Using traditional craft techniques, women from four of these villages participate in making carpets for Carpet of Life.
The region is has experienced many hardships over the last few years, including a very severe drought. As a result of this, many men left the region and women stayed behind dividing their time over household activities and small scale farming.
In order to develop a prosperous local economy it is crucial to empower these local women. By creating new opportunities and creating a brand that builds upon the pride of the local community, Carpet of Life is reviving and fostering the cultural life and traditions to build a better future.