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Making Shoes to Help Women in Morocco: JE-Shoes

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Jamingo Essaouira (JE) designs shoes that are made by local women in Morocco, aiding their financial independence.
Here’s a note from JE’s founder, Jolanda van Iersel:
My name is Jolanda and I’m Dutch, but I lived in Essaouira, Morocco for a long time.
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Our initiative is based on my work last year with street children in Essaouira.
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I discovered that if there was more social support for single mothers that there would be fewer children who would have to grow up in poverty.
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I also discovered raffia. Raffia comes from an African palm tree. Many people in Morocco have the skill to make things with raffia.
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So 1 and 1 became 3, and I decided to have shoes made from the leaves and sell raffia-shoes as a product in the European market to begin with, to provide support for the women in Morocco who make them.
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For now the shoes are being sold in stores in Amsterdam, Delft and Utrecht. I also ship to Australia, Philippines and America.
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I work with a collective of women in Essaouira who are not educated and would otherwise not have a lot of possibilities for changing their lives. It makes me proud!
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Email JE-Shoes at mooiuitmarokko@gmail.com
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