Hi, we are Sarah and Youssef – a swiss-moroccan-spanish couple living a life between western structure and moroccan craziness. Since more than one year we are working on our sustainable & creative project Hakuna Matata.
Sarah grown up in Switzerland, a creator, could not look away from the trash situation in Tamraght anymore, where you can find trash everywhere. She decided to act and to give back something of the knowledge she could get at school and in her family. Youssef, musician & organizer of artistic events misses the artistic playground in the south of Morocco. Further the observed greed & jealousy in Tamraght and area surprised us.
With Hakuna Matata we can combine our intentions:
IMPROVE TRASH SITUATION
Each of us has to change our habits. We want to show alternatives for plastic to reduce the mountains of trash.
Fresh, seasonal, creative and mainly organic – this is the intention of our kitchen. To achieve this, we focus on a small menu with changing cooks. Stay curious and pass by.
CULTURE & ART
Apart of surfing and yoga not a lot is happening in Tamraght, we would like to enrich our daily life with workshops, exhibitions & culture events.
Spreading the sense of love and support. Together we are more powerful. Together we can be creative and change darkness to light.
The camel symbolizes the south of Morocco. To prevent thirst, its humps store up to 150 liters of water. Paradoxes: Drinking water is sold in plastic bottles in Morocco. There’s plastic everywhere. With Hakuna Matata we want to create a slightly different meeting point: A watering hole without plastic, a source of good vibes, creativity and healthy, organic food. The first sustainable restaurant in southern Morocco.
That’s why our symbol for the project is a tribal camel who’s eyes are watching with love and compassion.
We would like to give an impact to the village and to take responsibility.
Hakuna Matata – a place where
* everyone is welcome.
* everyone can feel free – no matter what gender or religion.
* furniture is made from natural materials and not from plastic.
* free workshops on sustainable topics such as waste separation, composting or healthy nutrition are held for everyone.
* seasonal organic products are cooked in a sustainable way and not with pesticide-polluted vegetables from the souk.
* sustainability is exemplified and hopefully inspires a rethink in people.
* you can stock up on healthy food in the integrated health food store.
* there is room for creativity, collaboration and personal realization. Those who live here know that there is not much to do besides surfing.
We are trying to inspire how life can be lived with less waste and with more love and support.