On 12 June, the closing day of the project “Improving the competitiveness of the Tanafelt textile women’s Cooperative for local economic development in North Morocco” was held in Dardara (Chefchaouen, Morocco). The project, developed jointly with the local counterpart ADL-Al Maghrib and co-financed by the AECID, has focused on the consolidation of two projects of Social Economy and Solidarity: the Textile Cooperative of women of Tanafelt and the cooperative of renewable energies Codiber, the latter, created in the framework of a project executed by Azimut 360 in partnership with the City Hall of Chefchaouen.
The improvement of the competitiveness of the textile cooperative has been achieved, on one hand, through the access to electrical power 24 / 24h through a 4,2kWp solar micro-grid that also gives service to the school, the kindergarten and the teacher’s houses. On the other hand, the cooperatives have assisted to various training courses focused on electric sewing, commercialisation and marketing, which has lead to a higher production capacity as well as new products and access to a new customer market.
The consolidation and strengthening of the competences of the renewable energy cooperative of Chefchaouen, Codiber, has been carried out through its theoretical-practical training, participating as an installation company in the execution of the solar micro-grid of Tanafelt.