Where do we work?

We work between Catalonia (Spain) and Morocco. Our direct action falls in the south-east of Morocco, more specifically in the municipality of Erfoud (أرفود, in Arabic, ⴰⵔⴼⵓⴷ in Amazigh). Located in the Ziz river valley, Erfoud is 80 km away from the province’s capital: Errachidia. Surrounded by several rural villages, Erfoud is one of the last great towns before entering the desert of Merzouga. All of our projects have taken place in these surrounding villages, as well as Erfoud itself. The languages spoken in Erfoud are Darija, the Moroccan dialect of the Arabic language, and Amazigh, the native language of the Berber people. French is also an official language in all Morocco, although English is rising as the foreign language among young people.

We work between Catalonia (Spain) and Morocco. Our direct action falls in the south-east of Morocco, more specifically in the municipality of Erfoud. Surrounded by several rural villages, Erfoud is one of the last great towns before entering the desert of Merzouga. 

Erfoud has a small hill from which the whole city can be seen. The most symbolic places are the souk (or market), where one can acquire a wide variety of foods, tools, and clothing necessary for daily life; the various hammams – the traditional Arab baths – found in every quarter of the city; and some parks where Erfoud’s inhabitants meet and socialize after the sun is down and the temperatures are milder. Date palm trees, sand dunes, and fossils are among the most symbolic features of this area.