Eve Branson is a woman bursting with entrepreneurial spirit, unfaltering determination and a great sense of humour. In 2005, she founded the Eve Branson Foundation in Morocco, with the goal of introducing and growing income-producing projects for the local community.

Ten years on and the foundation has been hard at work, taking its mission of improving the lives of young people in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco from paper to reality. Through business, education and health care initiatives, Eve and the team behind the foundation have worked tirelessly to provide educational opportunities, vocational training, and access to work space, tools and all other necessary resources to create marketable goods.

Lots of brilliant things have happened over the past 10 years and we’re incredibly proud to support and celebrate the Eve Branson Foundation and its 10 year achievement. To mark this anniversary we wanted to share a selection of stunning photos and a short video that will hopefully give an idea of what Eve and the team have been up to over the last decade:

Virgin Unite, Eve Branson, EBF, Morocco
Where Eve goes, baby goats will follow!
Virgin Unite, Eve Branson, EBF, Fatima
Introducing Fatima Imni who now manages the EBF Berber Boutique. In this pictures she is teaching others how to knit woolly slippers.
Team member Mina produces the best wood-fired bread for guests at Kasbah Tamadot - it's said to be the best you'll ever taste!
Virgin Unite, Eve Branson, EBF, Berber children
Eve entertains local children in the nearby primary school.
One of the students learning new tailoring techniques with encouragement from Eve, using the first sewing machines generously donated to EBF.
Eve celebrates a win at the Polo with the boys
The latest of EBF's achievements is the Tansghart Woodwork Centre which is now officially open for business!
Eve Branson Royal Declaration
A Royal commendation, Eve is decorated by Moroccan Royalty HH Princess Lalla Joumala for her contribution to helping enrich the lives of people in Morocco.

There’s certainly been a lot to celebrate and with the foundation having recently announced the launch of a new Woodwork and training project, we can’t wait to see what’s next in the pipeline. These projects really are transforming the lives of the local Berber community, and as a result, more local girls and boys are being given the opportunity to become economically self-sufficient and generate income to support not only themselves, but their families too. 

For life-changing projects like these to continue, the Eve Branson Foundation relies heavily on donations – no matter how small, as every contribution is invaluable. You can find out more about the Eve Branson Foundation by visiting our donation page

What’s more, we are currently running a competition, where every person who donates a minimum of £10 to the Eve Branson Foundation between 19 May 2016 and Monday 6 June 2016 will be invited to enter into a competition to be in with a chance of attending Eve’s private 10 year celebration event in London.

From Eve and all of us at Virgin Unite, thank you!

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