"The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allaah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allaah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower." (Quran: Surat Al Baqarah:261)
How we will help
Many of the women who work as porteadoras are divorced or separated, single mothers providing for their families. Life is difficult for them in Morocco's traditional society, and often this is the only work they can get. These are women who are risking their lives - there have been deaths as a consequence of this physical labour. It's carried out in conditions of semi-slavery.
We will help this community by creating alternative local jobs, rebuild their homes and make sure that their children receive an education to prevent them for this type of work in the future.