Women-owned cooperatives closing gender gap in rural Morocco

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Women in remote mountain communities in Morocco. Photo: IFAD/video caption

Small loans to women-owned cooperatives from the UN's agricultural development fund, IFAD, are helping to close the gender gap in Morocco.

Women in remote mountain communities of the country are able to start their own small livestock and agribusinesses thanks to a microfinance project between IFAD and the Moroccan government.

Once relegated to domestic chores, these women are boosting household income and earning the respect of their husbands as equal partners.

James Heer has the story.

Duration: 3'16"

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