Empowering people

on the move with green & natural powers

Welcome to the Vilostrada Foundation 

why

Around every fire in the precious moments of a still Saharan night, words of wisdom are shared between generations of Nomads, people on the move. Now, the logs that kept the fire burning have become fewer and fewer. We encourage you to bring your log – we must keep the fire burning.

The Vilostrada Foundation empowers people on the move with natural and green powers for a sustainable planet.

The Vilostrada Foundation empowers the young generation to take action for their planet, their community and to fullfill their own dreams for the future. We have an international team of volunteers and experts that work together with the Nomad tribes of Sahara, Association Tidri and the local community surrounding Tagounite, Morocco,
Tanmirt is the Amazigh word for our earth and thank you.

We use Tanmirt to name many of the projects we run.

Victoria Ahlén

A founder's dream

My dream for my own two children and all children on earth to be world citizens, to wake up each morning feeling that they are apart of an amazing world where they play the leading role. I want for all children to be happy, smiling when then sun rises over a gorgeous mountain pass, when walking down to the garden to pick organic vegetables and singing in the rain. I want for all of us to feel gratitude for what we have. I want for all of us to meet challenges with an open mind and for the unknown and for the choices to be made out of knowledge and wisdom. I want everyone to know that life is a journey with lots of love and many helping hands.

I want them to know that world is our home and together we are all responsible to look after it for coming generations.
In December 2013, when visiting a small mountain school in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco, my own children Maj and Lucas decided to do good for other children by organizing for electricy for all four classrooms in a small mountain village for a year. They did it together with friends back home in Sweden.

The rest is history and will be published in my coming book, ”Live to Love the Road”.
The journey for the pursuit of wisdom led me to the Sahara in December 2015. Sahara called me home and I found my soul in new soil, or soil I left behind many moons ago to return to, to pay back all the beauty life has given me. My own children lived in the Sahara in the spring of 2018 and gave directly back by founding the Tanmirt Junior Club – a space for kids by kids. I am immensely honored to continue their mission together with and Association Tidri under their guidance.

Namaste

Victoria Ahlén, general manager and founder of the Vilostrada Foundation.

Vilostrada Foundation

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL

Since March 2016, we have donated 2 tons of educational material, clothing, 750 pairs of shoes, 6 sowing machines, solar panel chargers and battery packs.

Water is Life

November 2016, together we built the Tanmirt solar panel-fueled pump for a well to deliver 3,000 liters of water per hour. The well is 30 minutes drive from the famous Erg Chegaga sand dunes. This project taught us to collaborate!

Tanmirt Expedition

January to March 2018. Our founder Victoria Ahlén lived in the desert with her two children Lucas (13) and Maj (10) to record and learn Amazigh Nomad stories and way of life to be shared in a book and film titled Ki Krak: To Give, To Receive.

FACTS

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SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS
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CHILDREN EMPOWERED
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KILOS OF TRASH REMOVED
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KILOS OF WEAR DONATED

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

LIVE TO LOVE
THE ROAD