The Power of an Image

In this age of the ever-present selfie, it is hard to imagine a world where many people have never even seen a photograph of themselves. This is often the case in the remote villages of rural [...]


Mark your calendars: Katharine L’Heureux, Kahina founder, will be speaking on a panel at EcoSessions: Made in Africa hosted by Magnifeco at FIT. EcoSessions have two goals – one to [...]

Giving Back in 2012

It was wonderful to see the sheep that we donated to the women of the village of Tazghelilt and what a difference they are making in their lives.  Now the women have a source of dairy and wool [...]

The truth about argan cooperatives

While most companies selling argan oil and argan-based products claim to purchase their products from women’s cooperatives in Morocco, it is important to note that all cooperatives are not [...]

Visit to Morocco May 2012

I’ve just returned from Morocco after a 10-day trip that took me from Casablanca to Marrakesh, Essaouira, Agadir, Taroudant and the Anti-Atlas Mountains, and finally to Rabat.  Since my [...]

Women after the Arab Spring

Today’s International Women’s Day happens to fall almost exactly one year from a revision to Morocco’s Constitution following the Feb. 20 protests there.  The new laws give [...]

A Healthy and Prosperous New Year to All

Its been a great year for Kahina Giving Beauty. During our second full year of selling products we reached several milestones, including domestic and international expansion, strengthened ties [...]

The Argan Process at Tazghilite

After the nuts are gathered, the nuts are weighed before being de-pulped and cracked. Each woman keeps a log noting the amount of nuts she has brought in.  She is paid on site for the nuts she [...]

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