When Zineb was six years old, her father sent her away to another family. Thinking she was going on vacation, Zineb went happily only to find that she was sent there to work as a child laborer: to cook, clean and take care of the kids in this new family. The work conditions were extremely difficult and the family continuously mistreated her. For years, Zineb had no one to go to for support. Many times she tried to run away, only to be sent back by her father to work again.
Finally, she decided to run away and never return home. Zineb went from city to city all over Morocco, living on the streets, trying to find odd jobs here and there. In the spring of 2014, she gave birth to a daughter and became a single mother. A few months later, she found an organization in Marrakech that supports single mothers and it was this organization that recommended her to Amal.
Zineb applied to Amal to learn skills and gain experiences so that she could become financially independent and support her baby. Now, Zineb is in her mid-20s, has graduated Amal and has a stable job at a riad. She says that she has high hopes for her future.
We hope that with your help, we can support more women like her. #amalforwomen