Habiba was initiated as a beach lodge in Sinai, Egypt in 1994. In response to political events and a serious financial crisis in South Sinai, the Habiba Organic Farm was started to provide the founder’s family and community with healthy food. Since then the farm has been collaborating with Bedouin people to convert their desert lands to green ‘havens’.
Habiba joined WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms/World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) and enjoys facilitating the international collaboration that this brings. Habiba also established a community learning centre which focuses on building the capacity of women and youth to farm sustainably and become involved in local fair trade production.