Association Tadighoust is located in the village of Qsar Mouy in the region of Errachidia. The village is known for one of the oldest mosques in Morocco, rivaling the Qarawiyin Mosque in Fez. The area a desert region with a saraha-like weather. The locals are mainly involved in agriculture. However, due to the limited number of jobs available, most men move to bigger cities like Agadir, Meknes, Rabat or Casablanca to find work. In response to the outflow of men, the young people of the village created Association Tadighoust. The association emerged 8 years ago with the goal of developing the region and creating opportunities for the rural women to make a living. Today, many women work at the association, specializing in different products such as herbs, olive oil, and couscous in addition to the weaving that has always been the main activity for many local women. Local weaving craft, however, has been in recent decline do to lack of market access and increased middlemen activity.
This Original Item was Handmade using the Local Materials and Tools by Halima. Halima was born in Qsar Muoy and has never married. While she did not finish school, she still attends literacy classes provided by a local association. She hopes that through the association she will be able to learn how to use technology and improve the marketing of her association.