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Project Demo Day in Morocco 2023

CorpsAfrica/Maroc and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce

Project Demo Day in Morocco

May 5th, 2023

Hseven, Casablanca

5 PM

On May 5th, 2023, after a rigorous selection process, four CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteers presented projects to donors and invited guests at the Hseven in Casablanca. Project Demo Day is a fundraising initiative that seeks to raise funds for community-led projects identified by host communities.

Below are the presented projects; all projects are still available for additional funding support.

(Please visit our donate page to support a project)

Poultry Farming Cooperative

Siham El Boukhari

Tilzat Bin Lwidan, Azilal Province

Total Cost: $9,270.75

Community Contribution: $3,088.80

The poultry project aims to establish a poultry farming cooperative to create a sustainable source of income for the community. The cooperative will provide 50 units of chicken to each of the 12 beneficiary families, with an initial set amount of $115 per month, and training sessions will be given to ensure success. The project’s goal is to empower women and promote sustainable economic development while improving food security through a local source of affordable protein.

Funding Request: $4,201.90

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Carpet Weaving Women’s Cooperative

Fatima Khouya

Aghgoummi Douar, Tata Province

Total Cost: ~$2,410.34

Community Contribution: ~$2,595

Women’s handmade carpets were often under-appreciated and underpriced and they relied on a middleman to sell. The carpet-weaving cooperative is a women-led project that gives value to and appreciation for local handmade carpets. Through the project, women will be able to market their carpets and sell them locally; this initiative will benefit 50 women and girls and 250 immediate family members.

Funding Request: ~$8,837

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Solar-Powered Well Irrigation Project

Anass Ouartou

Nsoula Tata Province

Total Cost: $7,902.80

Community Contribution: $1,975.70

Because of a lack of rain, the Nsoula community depends on wells for irrigating their lands. However, the rising cost of energy has impacted about 30 farmers, who are finding it difficult to pay for irrigation due to high electricity bills. As a result, agricultural activities have come to a halt, and the community is unable to make use of the land for farming. By equipping the well with solar panels, Nsoula farmers will be able to pay a lower price for water costs, after which they will resume agricultural activity. The project will increase agricultural production for 30 farmers.

Funding Request: $3,951.40

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Reservoir Project

Salima Serrakh

Alla N’mzoughni

Total Cost: $10,639.66

Community Contribution: $4,935.18

The Alla N’mzoughni community has an inadequate water supply to sustain them throughout the year. The proposed project will create a large reservoir that will impact 500 community members. A local association will lead and monitor the project. After completion, each household will have access to water and will pay a small price which will enable the community to fix problems related to the reservoir and also help develop the village.

Funding Request: $3,695.86

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

CorpsAfrica/Maroc’s Project Demo Day in Pictures:

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