Hafsia fripe market fundraising

Fundraising Campaign – Collecte de Fonds – حملة جمع التبرعات
 
During the night of Wednesday, May 13th, a fire destroyed the oldest part of the Hafsia fripe market – often called "souk al-qdim" by the traders – in the historic heart of Tunis. The blaze spread rapidly across an area of 1000 m2, ravaging inflammable wooden market stalls and bales of second-hand clothes, shoes and leather wares. Within a few hours, the fire had turned to ashes livelihoods that had already been thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 lockdown, which had forced traders to keep their stalls closed for almost two months and therefore left them without an income.

The traders returned to work with a sigh of relief on Monday, May 11th, hoping the good business in the weeks before Aid Al-Fitr- the end of Ramadan - would help them to make up for their losses. Now, they are confronted with the razing of their merchandise and vending stalls, but also, as they put it "blasetna", Tunisian for “our place” in the city. This is because many of the traders in this oldest part of the Hafsia fripe market came to Tunis as rural migrants, often with nothing more than the clothes they wore. They built up their market incrementally on the demolition site of the Hara-Hafsia, part of the historic Jewish ghetto of Tunis, from the 1960s onwards. The Hafsia market became the first permanent used clothing market of central Tunis and endured despite renewal operations and major transformations in the neighbourhood.

Every single market stall that has gone up in flames is thus intertwined with trajectories of traders who worked hard to carve out 'their place' in Tunis, a city that often considered “nuzuh” (lit. displaced) – a term used for rural migrants – as undesirables. While the losses of every individual affected are incommensurable, it is also a part of the history of Tunis that has been lost with the fripe market.

Reporting on the fire, including video interviews with some of the affected traders:
https://www.mosaiquefm.net/fr/actualite-national-tunisie/739797/un-incendie-aux-friperies-de-la-hafsia 
 
The goal of this fundraising initiative* - organised in partnership between Collectif Créatif and the Journal de la Médina - is to financially support the traders of the Hafsia fripe market who have lost their stalls and merchandise in the March 13th 2020 fire and now need to completely rebuild their market.
The collected funds in € will be transferred to the Tunisian association Collectif Créatif, based in the medina of Tunis, which will ensure an equitable distribution to the group of fripe traders affected.
The team of the Journal de la Medina will meanwhile follow up the process of market reconstruction closely with the traders and will provide updates, photos and stories to all those who generously decide to participate in this fundraising effort.
All those who make a contribution of more than 30€ will receive a copy of the limited, hand-printed edition of the latest Journal de la Médina on "urban politics" (04/2020) via mail !!! To get your copy posted, send an email with your donation confirmation and postal address to [email redacted] 
For information on the print process of the Journal: https://www.facebook.com/JDLMedina/posts/2832733717012845?__tn__=K-R 
*(As this is a private initiative, no donation receipts can be issued)
 
Le but de cette collecte de fonds* - organisée en partenariat entre Collectif Créatif et le Journal de la Médina – est de venir en aide aux commerçants du marché aux fripes de la Hafsia qui ont vu leurs étals et leurs marchandises entièrement détruits par l’incendie du 13 mai 2020 dans la reconstruction de leur marché.
Les dons en € seront transmis à l’association tunisienne Collectif Créatif, basée dans la médina de Tunis, qui se chargera d’une distribution équitable aux commerçants du marché aux fripes de la Hafsia.
L’équipe du Journal de la Medina se mobilise pour suivre, aux côtés des commerçants, la reconstruction du marché et pour en rendre compte – par des actualités, des photos et des récits – à tous ceux et celles qui souhaiteront participer à cet appel aux dons.
Tous ceux qui feront un don au delà de 30 € recevront une copie de l'édition limitée et imprimée à la main du dernier numéro du Journal de la Médina sur les politiques urbaines (04/2020) par la poste !!! Pour recevoir une copie, écrivez un mail avec votre adresse postale et la confirmation de votre don á [email redacted] 
Pour plus d'infos sur l' impression spéciale du Journal:
https://www.facebook.com/JDLMedina/posts/2832733717012845?__tn__=K-R 
*(Ceci est une initiative privée et il est donc impossible de recevoir des attestations de dons)

إن الهدف من حملة جمع التبرعات* التي نُظمت بالشراكة بين جمعية "كوليكتيڤ كيرياتيڤ" وجريدة المدينة، هو الدعم المادي لبائعي الفريب في الحفصية، الذين خسروا أكشاكهم وبضاعتهم في حريق الحفصية في يوم ال١٣ من آذار ٢٠٢٠ وبحاجة لإعادة بناء سوقهم
إن الأموال المجموعة (في اليورو) سترسل إلى الجمعية التونسية "كوليكتيڤ كيرياتيڤ" المتمركزة في المدينة في تونس والتي بدورها ستضمن التوزيع المتساوي لبائعي الفريب في الحفصية
سيتابع (فريق جريدة المدينة) في نفس الوقت وعن كثب عملية إعادة بناء السوق مع البائعين وسيقدم المستجدات والصور والقصص لجميع الذين يقررون المشاركة بسخاء في هذا الجهد لجمع التبرعات
سيحصل كل من ساهم بأكثر من 30 يورو في هذه الحملة على النسخة المحدودة والمطبوعة يدويًا من الإصدار الأخير من جريدة المدينة عن "السياسة الحضرية" (04/2020) عبر البريد الإلكتروني
(بما أن هذه المبادرة خاصة فإنه لا يمكن إصدار وصل للتبرع)*

 
Association Collectif Créatif:
https://collectifcreatif.org 

Journal de la Médina:
https://issuu.com/journaldelamedina
And the link to the special issue on "urban politics" (supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation)
http://journaldelamedina.org/?fbclid=IwAR3XP0rQi94g99CQ11JzyRDXywnaYz9-t9adBK0UgaYeSd7VdWxN3QbTAiY 

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Katharina Grueneisl 
Organizer
München, Bayern, Deutschland
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