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The Moroccan women hoping for financial independence

20 August 2013 Last updated at 09:52 BST

Morocco is a country where for many women the expectation is still that that will marry young, stay at home and raise a family.

It is a common attitude in many parts of the region - but one that some say is holding back those who want to work.

Now a new business enterprise is trying to bring about some real change, as Nora Fakim reports.