This man works at the souq in Rissani. He is 65 years old and he sits on the ground waiting for people to come and buy his products. 

Rissani, Morocco 2015
Rissani, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa
Rissani, Morocco 2015
Rissani, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa

Everything he sells is handmade by some local women using palm leaves and, sometimes, fabric.

Rissani, Morocco 2015
Rissani, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa

Each product is sold for 10 DH, meaning more or less 1 euro. But, if you think about it, the man who bought the products from the local women is willing to make a profit out of the sale. This means that he bought them for less than 10 DH each. 

Rissani, Morocco 2015
Rissani, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa

Those local women live selling their beautiful products for less than 1 euro each. They have to support a family, buy food and live.

Life can be so damn unfair sometimes. Well no, not sometimes, but most of the time.

Rissani, Morocco 2015
Rissani, Morocco 2015 @pandaonavespa

8 thoughts on “Moroccan souq: the unfair trade chain of the local producers

  1. Stunning these palm leave baskets! My favorites are the black+white with the red dot in the middle:)
    Anyway, I think that not life is unfair, but WE are unfair….

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