Tamesloht is a village of around one thousand households, situated 20 kilometres south-west of the city of Marrakesh. It is easily accessed: a good flat road across pleasant countryside links the village to the city. This formerly affluent district is today home to an underdeveloped community living on the poverty line. The main objective of Tamesloht 2010 is to increase the awareness on the part of the public and private sectors, as well as the local community, of the great potential of the village and its surroundings. It aims to provoke, attract, facilitate and assist the village's involvement in a global development project. It hopes to become a pilot project and - with the partnership and support of the authorities and the community at local, national and international level - initiate a new model of sustainable development.
With the cultural features of the community being a vitally important aspect of the process, the project aims to improve the living conditions of the community through:
revitalization of the economic sectors, i.e. olive and olive oil production, pottery and weaving. adaptation of infrastructures. revival of cultural and architectural heritage.