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A unique pocketsize lifestyle magazine about fasting, food and family. Available in Dutch (print & online) and English (online).
A unique pocketsize lifestyle magazine about fasting, food and family. Available in Dutch (print & online) and English (online).
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We are hoda magazine, an enthousiastic team of writers, stylists, designers, illustrators and other creatives that have been working on our beautiful lifestyle magazine about Moroccan women for over 5 years. This year, we reunite for a special edition: our very first Ramadan Issue. We hope you enjoy our selection of fashion, food, beauty, columns and DIY's about this special month of the year - whether you are a Moroccan woman yourself or not.

With a pledge, you support our mission to let Moroccan culture and lifestyle be visible in our media. The more you pledge, the more we can print. And of course, you will receive your own copy of hoda magazine: The Ramadan Issue.

Cover of the last regular hoda magazine (2016)
Cover of the last regular hoda magazine (2016)
hoda magazine's PR girls at a launch event. Dream it. Wish it. Do it!
hoda magazine's PR girls at a launch event. Dream it. Wish it. Do it!

The Ramadan Issue

Read a magazine in the weeks before Christmas, and you will find pages full of Christmas recipes, home decoration and festive December outfits. The same counts for Easter: there's DIY's and ideas for breakfast and brunch everywhere. But what about Ramadan inspiration? With The Ramadan Issue of hoda magazine, we want to share the before, during and after of this month that is so important for millions of people all over the world, with:

  • Health & beauty preparations 
  • The best vegan iftar recipes 
  • Detox smoothie recipes 
  • Ramadan experiences from all over the world 
  • DIY Ramadan countdown calendar
  • Tips for family activities
  • Fasting as a non-Muslim 
  • Healthy id-al-fitr recipes 
  • The post-Ramadan wedding season 
  • ... and much more!
The Ramadan Issue includes amazing recipes, such as this Moroccan orange salad (photo by Saskia van Osnabrugge)
The Ramadan Issue includes amazing recipes, such as this Moroccan orange salad (photo by Saskia van Osnabrugge)

About hoda magazine

On August 1, 2011, we published the first edition of hoda magazine. It was the first day of the Ramadan that year, and so we wrote about food and how to fast during the Ramadan in a non-Muslim country. But of course we like fashion, beauty and human interest too - and so our lifestyle magazine began. For 5 years, we published this unique magazine that was the very first to portray the lifestyle of Moroccan women and to take readers along on a journey full of fashion, food and fun. So it probably won't surprise you that hoda is Arabic for guidance ;-)

Spread from hoda magazine (2016)
Spread from hoda magazine (2016)
Spread from hoda magazine (2016)
Spread from hoda magazine (2016)
Spread from hoda magazine (2016)
Spread from hoda magazine (2016)

About Hoda Hamdaoui

Hoda Hamdaoui is born in Morocco and grew up in The Netherlands from the age of 5. She had always been a great fan of magazines and read them from cover to cover. hoda magazine has been a means for her to create more visibility of Moroccan culture in a positive and entertaining way.

'It's about recognition and learning about another culture. I want to tell positive stories and share with the world what the Ramadan is really about. Here at Kickstarter, you can support this mission. Choose your pledge and enjoy our unique Ramadan Issue. The more you guys donate, the more we can print. I'm counting on you!'

Risks and challenges

The main challenge of publishing magazines is the sales. We've got this covered with a solid PR plan, including (social) media coverage, an iftar event and a magazine launch. hoda magazine has already proven successful sales, since the magazine has been published for 5 subsequent years. The magazine has stopped in 2016 because founder Hoda Hamdaoui wanted to focus on other projects, but she's very excited about reviving the magazine for this special occasion. Also, the (online) community of hoda magazine is still very much alive to this day.

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    Print edition in Dutch

    Pledge €5,- and The Ramadan Issue will be in your mailbox right before the start of the Ramadan. Note: this print edition is only available in Dutch.

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    Do you prefer to receive The Ramadan Issue in your digital mailbox? Pledge €5,- and read all about fasting, food and family on your digital device. Note: this digital edition is in Dutch.

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    This year, hoda magazine will be published in English exclusively for The Ramadan Issue. Pledge €5,- and read all about fasting, food and family on your digital device.

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    Pledge €10,- and surprise a friend with an extra copy of The Ramadan Issue. hoda magazine will be in your mailbox right before the start of the Ramadan. Note: this print edition is only available in Dutch.

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