The centre enabled me to take part in training courses as part of the ‘Green Jobs’ project for young people in rural areas. These training courses gave me the knowledge I needed to launch my business and to run it sustainably. The EIMA also told me about the financial support provided by the CEFA organisation.
Plans for a guest house
I have decided that my nursery will be entirely organic, which is relatively new here in Morocco and not as strongly promoted as in other countries. My business would be more profitable if I used pesticides and chemicals, but I see it as my obligation to the next generation to play my part in contributing towards a sustainable world.
I wouldn't have believed before that now I’d be standing in my own organic nursery. Like a lot of people from my region, I emigrated to Europe as a young man because I was looking for better opportunities. But that’s all behind me. I’m looking to the future and I'm already planning some more projects. I’d like to build a guest house and offer healthy meals. I want people to feel good when they visit me and be happy to come to the nursery – maybe even take a short holiday here. I’d also like to provide educational services for children and young people.
Caught up in the corona pandemic
Unfortunately, the coronavirus crisis has hit me and my company hard. I’ve had to reduce the size of my team due to the economic situation. The effects of the pandemic are felt everywhere. That’s why the EIMA referred me to the National Initiative for Human Development (Initiative Nationale pour le Développement Humain - INDH), who are helping me at the moment.