WHO ARE WE ?
In order to participate in the sustainable development of Morocco, OLVEA Morocco is supporting the charitable organisation Marocavie.
( www.marocavie.org )
Marocavie is completely independent of any political or religious affiliations and free of any commercial influence.
OLVEA Morocco gives to Marocavie a percentage of its turnover for every kilo of oil sold. So every time you buy some OLVEA Morocco argan oil from OLVEA Vegetable Oils, you contribute to Marocavie.
Marocavie’s mission is to support projects that aim to:
• combat the spread of the desert and slow the rural exodus
• improve the education of the children
In the city of Taroudant, Marocavie supports the orphange "Centre de l'Enfance Lalla Amina" (CELAT) which houses 60 children aged from 0 to 18 years old.
In this center, Marocavie finances all the expenses of a house where 7 children live with 2 parent-teachers : their scholl furniture, clothes, food, medecines, the parent-teachers salaries, etc...
2) Essaouira region:
The Takafoul Association in the village Ait El Hamri, in a desert region with 5 elementary schools having 343 pupils (197 boys and 146 girls).
The first projects supported for these schools are:
• Electric connections : The village had electricity but the schools were not connected;
• Construction of sanitary facilities; without these, many teenagers girls are forced to leave the school system.
• Purchase of school furniture and computers
• Construction of surrounding walls
Objective: to improve and facilitate the education of the children.
Tabarwagte school before and after rehabilitation
3) Biougra Region
The first drops of water from the well at Biougra
The Izkritne Association in a village of 1300 inhabitants (108 households).
The village has a well 170 metres deep but with no pump to draw the water. Marocavie has supplied and installed a pump. The people of the village were then trained to operate and maintain the installation.
• to irrigate plots of agricultural land which were dry for the previous 5 years.
• to allow the local people to develop vegetable farming to meet their food needs.
• to provide the local people with a professional occupation and so limit the drift away from the land.
• to warn of the erosion caused by under-exploitation of the land.
• to combat the spread of the desert.