Volunteer: Lisa Smith
After serving in Morocco in Boujaad, a small town smack dab in the Middle of Morocco, I returned to the states to continue working in International Development.
Contributions from Lisa Smith
My second summer in Morocco I was traveling from my town to Rabat, the capital city, when my worst bus riding fear came true. The trip started out like any of the other multiple times I used the local bus service to get between towns. The system is actually far superior to many of the public transportation systems across the US. In my town I could show up to the bus station and be guaranteed within 1/2 an hour to be headed in the direction I wanted to go. Often this meant going 20 or ...
While in Morocco I learned how to make two types of carpets. This is a pile/knotted carpet, almost always woven in red, sometimes with black designs. The looms were set up in women's homes so they could work whenever they had a chance. The women sold the carpets in the local market, or kept them for their own use. This type of carpet would take several weeks to complete.