Families from the Mountains benefited by Anouar Association:
The Anouar Association for Development and Solidarity has launched its campaign that aims to feed the residents of 92 villages located in secluded and remote areas in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
In line with its mission to help marginalized communities, Anouar Association has launched the White Hands Campaign during Ramadan, which primarily utilizes its resources and volunteers to distribute food to break the fast of the fasting community in the Atlas Mountains. There are approximately 92 villages in the Atlas Mountains and most of these villages are hard to access because of their distance and topography. With these limitations, it is difficult for the residents to get the food that they need during Iftar.
- 4200 families from the Atlas Mountains benefited
- 85 volunteers from the association’s affiliates
- 55 voluntary days for the success of the campaign
- 92 beneficiary villages
Atlas Mountain ranges are the high peak mountain ranges in North Africa, separating the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastline from the Sahara desert. It has fertile valleys having networks of hiking tracks and the Berber villages. Most of the time, the peaks are covered with snow which attracts tourists from all over the globe. The villages lack paved roads and the facilities like electricity and gas. People living in the region till now depend upon horses and for transportation. Most of the people cultivate the land to feed themselves. Many of them do not even get two meals a day. Organizations are working for the welfare of the people living in this remote areas.
Anouar Association :
This association is a not not-for-profit organization for the welfare of poor people, i.e., children, elders, and widows etc. These go out in search of deserving people and collect their data. The organization organizes seminars in which they educate people about the importance of food and the needs of poor people. Wealthy people make donations, and the gifts are then transferred to needy people. The organization aims to not only work in Ait Faska but to establish beaches across the whole Morocco.
The workers :
The workers in the organization do not get any pay or reward from the organization but work for the organization as volunteers. They work hard day and night for the organization and the welfare of the poor people. They have to move here and there in the hot summer, but all they get are the smiles of the hungry people when they get something to eat at the organization’s hands.So, they distributed the food to the needy families in the holy month of Ramadan.
People of Atlas Mountains :
Deep inside Morocco in the Atlas mountains in the harsh weather, there live Berber people opposing the severe weather while lacking basic facilities like electricity, paved roads, and food. People live in a state where they only have to cultivate the land and get the food out. Some of them sell those crops, but most only use that food to feed their families. Many of them can still not feed their families as they lack the proper resources to do so.
Families benefited from the Atlas Mountains by Anouar Association :