Jewels in the Desert


For the last 43 years, the Sahrawi people have been forced to occupy five ‘temporary’ camps in the Sahara Desert. Presently, the Sahrawis numbers are approximately 100,000 individuals.

During their visit, the Surplus Permaculture design team was deeply moved by several bootstrap-businesses.Through training in integrated design, whole-systems thinking and regenerative business administration, plus consequential micro-lending, Jewels in the Desert aim to support the creation of enterprises that leverage existing waste streams, close loops and nurture collaborative growth while stimulating the local economy.

A business incubator will promote environmental regeneration, food sovereignty, youth empowerment, economic independence and capacity building, all towards a sustainable future.

  • 2018
  • Intentional Projects