As 2016 comes to a close, we at Kahina wish all of you peace, love and hope for the new year.
Because of you, our valued customers, Kahina was able to provide continued support to underprivileged communities in rural Morocco through donations to Education for All and to The High Atlas Foundation.
The growth of our business also meant that more women in need were able to benefit from fair wages earned by harvesting and cracking the nuts for our argan oil and prickly pear seed oil. Read more here.
Beyond providing them with the means to earn a living wage, we were able to donate directly to these women and their families. This year, the money was used to purchase winter clothes and boots for the children living in the Anti-Atlas Mountains.
As important as this support in Morocco is, this year we could not ignore the suffering and devastation in Syria. While we usually concentrate our aide to support the women who do the work to produce the ingredients at the heart of our line, we were compelled to donate to the International Rescue Committee to support their work in Syria and in refugee placement around the world.
This year our message of connectivity, support and inclusion feel more important than ever before. In a year such as the one we’ve had, it is important to reinforce our humanity. There are so many organization that need help.
Here are a few others that we recommend and personally support
Remember that “it is your light that lights the world” – Rumi
In light and friendship,
Katharine and James L’Heureux