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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Titaw
Fatime Ashoor serves as the head of the cooperative. She was born in 1971, in the town of Imouzzer Marmoucha. She is now the mother to three sons, who have special needs. Her husband is now retired and tends to their children. After completing primary school, her father denied her wishes of attending military school in Muhammadiyah, despite her gifted abilities. He instead wished for her to join a vocational training center. During this time, she also learned how to weave from her mother. The cooperative allows her to have a creative outlet. It also enables her to empower others in her same living conditions. She hopes one day that their products become popular enough that her, and her other female colleagues, can build a large cooperative headquarters. So that they may embrace all the tribesmen who were not fortunate enough to complete their studies, thus preserving their cultural heritage from extinction.
Mahjouba Brouch was born in 1963. She is now married and has nine children. Growing up she was unable to attend school. Instead she learned weaving from her mother, as selling rugs was her family’s primary source of income. Their issue was that despite how hard they worked, intermediaries would buy their products for a very low price, and sell them for a huge profit. This made it so not only could she not make a profit, but she also couldn’t cover the costs of making rugs. The control of mediators have greatly displaced the city of Khamisat. She joined the fair trade cooperative, in hopes to improve her financial and social position. She hopes that her product will find popularity with clients who appreciate her work. She greatly hopes that the cooperative will be known at the national and international level, so that mediators will no longer have a place in their region.
Afikir Fatima was born in 1991. She is now married and mother of a child, who just entered kindergarten. She learned weaving and fabric at the hands of her mother at the age of fourteen. She joined the cooperative in order to get a fair chance of marketing to customers, against brokers. She personally has felt the pain of selling to brokers, who took advantage of her and her work. She knows the cooperative will help protect her products and ensure a respectable income for her. Her wish is to achieve financially and personal independence, in order to buy herself a house to house her and her small family. She hopes this income will help guarantee a life of dignity and respect.
10ft x 8ft x 1in
3m 6cm x 2m 43cm x 3cm
Product ID: 17322
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