In touring the town, Mr. Moulay told me about a special hallway where the women gathered separately from the men.
Next we visited a farming cooperative project with a water pumping station that makes it possible for local women to grow crops, sell the harvest, and reap the profit for their families. The project originally hired a fellow who advised the women on how to plant and maximize their crop yields, but that person is no longer there so the project needs another person to fill that position. I thought maybe a Peace Corps volunteer… Oualata would be a plum placement!
We visited the reservoir which serves as a watering hole for camel trains carrying salt to towns across the desert.