Development aid of any measurable level in Zawiya Ahansal started around 2000. Development was slower to arrive to the region than in its neighboring regions due to several reasons: remoteness, difficult living conditions, harsh weather and historical lack of basic infrastructure such as roads, education, health care, potable water and electricity. 

Zawiya Ahansal is now seeing the benefits of the development efforts of the Moroccan government, local associations and cooperatives, and international NGO’s.

Photo: The Zawiya Ahansal valley endures severe winters.