Fatima was born in Ait Chaaouali. She moved to Sidi Yahya after getting married and has three children. Her
son is currently attending high school, very far away from home. While her other son dropped out due to the distance. Her youngest daughter is 3 years old.
Fatima learned how to weave at her home growing up and makes Beni-Ourain rugs. She joined Association Zaouia in 2012. Her goal is to help her children finish school and graduate.
The Beni-Ourain rug is used daily in the lives of local Moroccans. They are used for everything from bed
covers to simple living room rugs. They can also be used for special occasions, like weddings. It is said that the women transfer their feelings into these rugs while crafting them.
Moroccan artisans are paid a meagre 4% of an average sale online or in local markets.
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