Fundraising for Morocco

Have you tried to raise money for a cause? It’s tough. As a start, you need a wide network, you need to have a thick skin, and you have to persevere despite the rejections that will inevitably come. I have run fundraising campaigns several times despite my lack of knowledge of how to do it properly. The amount of money I have ever raised has never been more than 500 euros but it was 500 euros more than zero!

This time the aim is way more: 10,000 euros. A friend who assisted my travel in Morocco on two occasions, has set up a relief fund for those worst affected by the earthquake that hit the country in early September. In the past few years, disaster seemed to follow disaster, and it’s very difficult to witness the destruction knowing there is not much we can do. I can also sense a level of fatigue, people are overwhelmed by the tragedies they see in the news daily.

Never before has tragedy hit this close to me and that’s why I’m trying to support my friend’s cause by sharing it wherever I can. Last year, that was my third wandering in Morocco, I had a wonderful time again in the High Atlas, being taken care of by everyone I met on my journey. Even if you stay in a hotel, being in Morocco always feels like being included in the local community at least for a brief period. People let you into their homes, sharing their lives and food with strangers like me. Coming from a country where personal possession, private space, and boundaries feel so important, I can only admire this approach to life.

I stayed in touch with one of these people whom I couldn’t reach since the earthquake struck the region where they lived and worked. At this point, over a week after the tragedy, it feels that this person was among those who lost their lives in the devastation. I may never find out what happened.

The only thing I can do is that I share the link to the fundraiser set up by Rebecca O Shea, hoping that my post will reach many kind people in the position of being able to donate.

Please click on the link below and read more about where your donation would go. If you can’t afford to donate then please share the campaign in your network. Let’s make it at least a tiny bit lighter for the most affected.

Atlas Mountains Earthquake Relief Fund

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A traditional, yellow-brownish stone building in the High Atlas of Morocco, with the lush green mountains in the background.

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