On October 7th, Nest invites you to enter the Kingdom of Morocco…without boarding a plane! The first in a series of events highlighting the local customs and artisan traditions of the countries where Nest provides microlending support, NESTINATION 2010: Morocco will immerse you in the history and culture of this fascinating North African nation through experiences such as: an address by the Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Aziz Mekouar; engaging discussions with the local Moroccan community; delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine and beer; a traditional welcome ceremony, including dates and mint tea; an exotic souq experience, featuring Moroccan goods; tattoos by Moroccan henna artists for a nominal fee; a silent auction, featuring unique products and services; and lively entertainment, including music, activities, and festivities!
Authentic Contemporary Art will be contributing artwork for the Silent Auction and will be present at the event.
Nest is a nonprofit organization that empowers female artists and artisans around the world. Using a unique combination of interest-free microfinance loans, mentoring from established designers, as well as a market in which to sell their crafts, Nest helps its loan recipients create successful small businesses. Nest instills pride of ownership, preserves ancient artistic traditions and successfully moves women from poverty to self-sufficiency
Visit Nest’s website at http://www.buildanest.com/ for more information