My name is Abdellatif. I live in Tagzirt, a village not far from Beni Mellal in north-central Morocco. My village has everything needed for a successful nursery: a lot of land and a good climate. I’ve always been fascinated with trees and plants, which is why I’ve finally realised my dream and started my own business in this sector. Before that, I lived abroad for ten years and spent eight years working in casual jobs in Morocco.
The Moroccan-German Information Centre on Migration and Vocational Integration (EIMA) helped me to establish my business. It was the Moroccan employment agency ANAPEC who put me in touch with the centre. The EIMA team helped me to turn my idea into a practical project. I already owned a plot of land, but I needed advice on how to start a business and prepare a business plan.
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.