Argan oil – level 2

25-06-2021 07:00

In the mountains of southern Morocco, a group of local women harvest argan oil. They always used the oil for cooking, but in recent years, argan oil became popular in all the world.

The beauty industry calls argan oil ‘liquid gold’ because it is very good for skin and hair. In Morocco, a liter of argan oil costs around 30 to 50 dollars a liter. On the international market, it can cost up to 250 dollars a liter.

A group of 130 women in Tiout Village make cooking oil, cosmetic oil, creams, and other products. The group started in 2002, and it was very good for women in the community. They got a salary and free kindergarten, they could bring their children to work, and they had reading and writing courses.

Difficult words: harvest (to pick fruit or plants to eat), community (a group of people who live in the same place or who have similar ideas or interests), salary (the money which somebody gets for work).

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