Located 10 km away from Agadir, the capital of the Souss region, the cooperative TIGHANIMINE provides a job to 58 women. These ambitious women have used their traditional knowledge to create in 2007 this socio-economical project, assisted by several national and international agencies. The cooperative goals were (are):
-To improve the socio-economical conditions of the local population with a special emphasis on women and girls. For this, women got help to get more autonomy, to send their children to school, and to improve their every-day-life.
-To nationally and internationally increase the value of argan oil.
-To help women by reducing analphabetism and providing job qualification.
In November 2011, the cooperative TIGHANIMINE was the first to be certified Fairtrade for its argan oil