KENZA International Beauty’s second visit to the women cooperative in Arazane, Morocco – April 2013

On the way to Arazane - The Argan forest
On the way to Arazane – The Argan forest

It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since I first visited the women of the Tirizite cooperative in June 2012, a memorable experience I shared with all of you (see article here).

Since then, and thanks to your support, we have successfully launched our KENZA International Beauty enterprise to promote positive social change for women in the United States and Morocco. Thus, I felt it was time to return to the Tirizite cooperative to share our progress with the women and to make a donation.

After a final five hour drive from Ouarzazate, I arrived to Arazane where the lovely ladies welcomed us (I was with my son and a cousin this time) by singing traditional Berber songs.

Welcomed by the Cooperative Director
Welcomed by the Cooperative Director
From  Ouarzazate to Arazane.
From Ouarzazate to Arazane.
Welcome songs for us.
Welcome songs for us.

I was overwhelmed by many emotions: happy to see them again, touched by their hospitality, but also sad to see not much had changed for them since my first visit.

Still, they expressed gratitude, hope, and joy for our mutual success. We discussed our concerns, projects, and plans over some lovely food they prepared and I showed them the video and pictures we took during my first visit. They laughed, sang, danced, and for one short night they were able to forget their difficult lives.

Meeting with the women at the cooperative.
Meeting with the women at the cooperative.

We had Moroccan tea, tagine, couscous, and pastries at a dinner hosted by Latifa (the cooperative Director) with all of the women and their kids.

Dinner party at Women Cooperative in Arazane
Dinner party at Women Cooperative in Arazane

After the delicious meal, came the time to share some donations we brought from the US: money, new clothes for the women and their children, and t-shirts graciously donated by The New York Women’s Foundation that KENZA International Beauty also support (see articles here).

Gifts from the New York Women's Foundation.
Gifts from the New York Women’s Foundation.
Distributing the gifts
Distributing the gifts

At this time, the emotions filled the room quickly as I could see joy in their eyes. They all loved the gifts but, most of all, they loved the fact that others generous people cared about them, were willing to help them, and give them hope for a better future.

The tearful goodbyes and long hugs were touching as they insisted in giving me a beauty treatment with Argan oil the next day before my departure.

From nuts, kernels to Argan oil. At women cooperative in Arazane
From nuts, kernels to Argan oil. At women cooperative in Arazane

Video: Argan beauty treatment at the cooperative in Morocco

I was happy to have returned to Arazane; this visit motivates me to redouble my efforts to help these women and the women and girls in New York City with the help of all my generously beautiful friends.

KENZA International Beauty supports social change for Women in the US & Morocco
KENZA International Beauty supports social change for Women in the US & Morocco


“Generosity is giving more than you can, pride is taking less than you need”
– Khalil Gibran

What makes you come alive?

Empowering Women
Empowering Women

Here at KENZA International Beauty we get a sense of fulfillment by providing you with organic Pure Argan and PurePrickly Pear Seed oils for skin and hair.
We honor our humanity by sponsoring and donating directly to a women’s cooperative in Morocco!
We empower our community by contributing to the New York Women’s Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkWomensFoundation) which distributes grants to organizations that provideeducation, fights sexual discrimination, equality for women, gives financialadvice for business and knowledge for everyday life.

That is our vision: “be generouslybeautiful”™
Introducing a philanthropic element in the purchase of beauty careproducts. By purchasing our products, we contribute to social change for womenin the USA and Morocco.

That’s what makes us come alive.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU – our beautiful friends.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/KenzaInternationalBeauty , LIKE US, and tell us about your lives and businesses, your hopes anddreams and what makes you come alive!
Feel free to post pictures and share your websites.

One valued participant will receive a $25.00 KENZA International Beauty gift certificate. The winner will be chosen by random drawing on June 1, 2013.

The New York Women’s Foundation – Celebrating Women Breakfast! May 9th, 2012

Join The New York Women’s Foundation in Celebrating Women Breakfast – May 9th, 2013.

The Century Award Honoree
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate and Liberian Peace Activist

Celebrating Women Award Honoree
Rachel Lloyd, Founder and CEO of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) (Girls Are Not For Sale)

And our 2013 Grantee Partners!
Visit http://www.nywf.org/event/cwb2013/ for more information!

KENZA International Beauty is proud to be part of this event as a donor. Consider joining us empowering women and girls in this beautiful city.

The New York Women’s Foundation will donate over $5 million to over 100 grantees. Let’s do more, join, participate, donate and be generously beautiful.

Learn more on how we are involve in empowering women through beauty:
www.kenza-puremoroccanbeautyoils.com/discover-kenza

KENZA International Beauty: Love & Gratitude

We feel so blessed and grateful for the LOVE we’ve been receiving in the two months we’ve been open:

We are honored that Dr Frank Lipman has mentioned our KENZA Pure Argan Oil in the products he LOVES.

Our products received great reviews from our KENZA beautiful friends.

KENZA International Beauty was featured in Telemundo on January 29th, 2013

Our KENZA “be generously beautiful”™ products are now sold at the Argana Day SPA, Brooklyn, NY

We are proud of our KENZA Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils and we LOVE to share it with all of you. Visit our website to learn more about our products (retail & wholesale) and social mission for women in the USA & Morocco.

With Love & Gratitude

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We provide KENZA Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils:
KENZA Pure Argan Oil & KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil.

We empower WOMEN in the USA and Morocco through BEAUTY:
We support and donate to the New York Women’s Foundation & to the Tirizite Women Cooperative in Morocco.

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Retail & Wholesale Organic Argan oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Retail & Wholesale
Organic Argan oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil