Marzouka was 11 years old when she joined A.P.E. An A.P.E. volunteer spotted her going to work with her father, a Zabbal. Her family was persuaded to let Marzouka join the organisation in order to escape the rubbish business. She learnt to read and write and worked in the rug section before taking work into her home. At 18 she met her future husband through the church and got married. With 3 children, Marzouka continued her studies through A.P.E. and works as a telephone operator for the Moquattam division. She says a major benefit of the Association is that they taught all the girls good health care, which they wouldn‘t have been exposed to otherwise.