Don’t leave earthquake survivors in the dark – Help women cooperatives provide solar solutions in Morocco

Help is urgently needed in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that hit Morocco. In Morocco, the differences between rich and poor and between urban and rural areas are strong, leaving certain groups more vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather events. Mountainous and isolated villages like Tafenkoult and Talkjount are now without light or heat to cook with, and in desperate need of your support. 

Thankfully, our long-term partner Jamila, together with the women-led solar cooperatives she helped establish, are ready to make an impact in exactly those regions.


Jamila Idbourrous is the founder and chair of the Association for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development (AERDD) and winner of a Gender Just Climate Solutions Award. This weekend, we received the devastating news from Jamila that two members of the Argan Oil Women Cooperatives have not survived the earthquake and that many families have lost everything.

Jamila is ready to bring immediate relief and long-term support to the inhabitants of Tafenkoult and Talkjount, She will ensure that solar equipment is distributed to the families so they can have light and hot meals during the winter. The solar lamps and cookers are locally produced thanks to 3 women-led cooperatives that have been established by AERDD in 2022.

Help women-led energy cooperatives provide urgently needed, sustainable solutions for light and hot meals. donate today via our webpage and mentioning “Morocco”.  100% of the donations will be sent to Jamila and her organisation. WECF will double donations made up to 2000 euros!

Learn more about Jamila’s work on solar technologies by watching this video:  

In 2016, Jamila was one of the winners of the Gender Just Climate Solution Award.

Women of the Association for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development (AERDD) assembling a solar cooker