5 Apr 2022

Hip, hip hurray, we were finally on our way!!

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After 2 ½ years absence in Morocco due to Covid, our Sahara-Roots team (Ilham Bakal, Adriaan and me) was once again on the way to M’hamid to see the developments of our projects there. Grateful that Halim Sbaï & our tree caretaker Habib were able to watch over the trees and shrubs during this period, […]

29 Jan 2022

Wishing you a Greener 2022!

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We are pleased to inform you that our financials for 2021 are now available. Please visit About us: Financials of the Sahara-Roots Foundation 2021

4 Dec 2021

Holcim Awards 2021

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“GREAT NEWS” from Sahara-Roots!! During the bi-annual Holcim Awards ceremony for Sustainable Construction at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy, last weekend, the Bronze Global 2021 award & the Acknowledgement 2020 award for Middle East & Africa, was presented to our partner Aziza Chaouni architects and the other members of the Joudour Sahara project […]

12 Oct 2021


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In the beginning there was a piece of land close to the small village of Zaouia, M’hamid El Ghizlane. Due to desertification, sand was slowly taking over this beautiful site with its majestic palm trees. This land lay dormant, waiting. In October 2016 Sahara-Roots agreed with our local partner Halim Sbai, (https://mhamid.guide/en/) to start planting […]

19 Apr 2021

Sad anouncement

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We are so sorry to hear that Pieter Hoff, the Dutch inventor of the Groasis Waterboxx®, Growboxx® en Waterfilter Boxx® plant cocoons, passed away on 13 april 2021. We believe that Pieters invention inspired us to plant trees and shrubs in a much more efficient way in our fight against desertification in the dry and […]

18 Mar 2021

8 March 2021: Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Combining music and tree planting in honour of International Women’s Day together with the students of the Joudour Sahara Music School. International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We were very happy to learn that Halim Sbaï of the Joudour Sahara Music School in M’hamid […]

7 Jan 2021

31 Dec 20: “Seeds of Hope for the Future”!

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We are truly grateful for the wonderful support that we have received from all our sponsors. This support helps us to continue the work of Sahara-Roots that will help to make a difference in the lives of others who are less fortunate than us. Together we can make a difference and bring hope for a […]

23 Jul 2020

July 2020: Involvement in Joudour Sahara Culture Center

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See our photo album on the progress of our involvement in the Joudour Sahara Culture Center between 2016 – 2020.

29 Mar 2020

29th March 2020: Patience is needed unfortunately…

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Due to the worldwide Corona crisis we will unfortunately not be travelling to Morocco in April 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Earth Day. Karin Sluis of Iyoga plants 94 Groasis waterboxxes & trees, a substantial number of Groasis Waterboxx’s received from Guus de Wolf and seguia was constructed. And.. I am happy […]

8 Jan 2020

November 2019 Newsletter Sahara-Roots Foundation

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Wishing you all a GREEN, HEALTHY & HAPPY 2020!! For Sahara-Roots this will be a very exciting year! WHY? With many thanks to a wonderful sponsor we are now able to start building an innovative water-reservoir, designed by Aziza Chaouni and her team, in the small village of Zaouia close to M’hamid El Ghizlane in […]