This article is from:www.wafin.com
Karim is a Moroccan in the U.S. who runs his own business. He always complains about the 10 years of hard work he had to go through before starting his business. "Why couldn't five Moroccans"-asks Karim-"work only two years each to start together this business and enjoy an easy 8 years of leverage?"
I would like wafiners to answer his question, but let me make my point. We wouldn't be surprised to know the story of Samaha (Palestinian). He came to this country and found himself surrounded by Palestinians (not family!!) some are from the same tribe. They helped him build his credit, train him in the business of clothing and then helped him have his own clothing business. In 3 years, not only was Samaha financially independent, he was ready and eager to help the next new comer.
One would argue that these are special cases. Yes they are. One couldn't argue however with strong conviction that some communities are known to be running such or such kind of businesses (it marks their identity). I asked myself do we-Moroccans- have an identity in that sense?
I am well aware of one fact though, the Moroccan community in the U.S. is relatively new and most likely the base of longtime residents in the U.S. is still struggling, so they can't help.
Cant’ we start shaping our identity?. Here is what I suggest to start with. Similar to window that wafin is showing in its home page, why can't we have the same with the title: where successful Moroccans can share WHAT OTHER MOROCCANS could be doing in other places. And remember, it doesn't take high degrees always to achieve high.
Dear wafiners, the stories I cited are from the sea of my imagination but I believe their implications can affect real lives.
I am open to any constructive comment (including the one that says that no identity should be our identity :))
God bless you all.
Thank you wafin.