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Mauritania’s first Eco-Mahdhara for Women

The community of Matamoulana, their friends, and LaunchGood have launched a crowdfunding project to finish building an ecological mahdhara for women:

So they cried, “Where are the female scholars?”
And she answered modestly, “There’s a few in the Sahara.”
“Where can we find them?” inquired the astonished eyes.
“Head southeast (in Mauritania) until you arrive at a patch of green,” came the reply.

Matamoulana is a very special place in Mauritania. It’s a village that foreigners move their whole families to in an effort to gain Islamic knowledge and leave behind the materialism of busier cities and countries.