A Caravan Of Women Was Sent To A Spanish Village Populated Only By Men
Back in 1985, a ‘caravan of women’ was sent to a Spanish village only populated by men, in an attempt to save the settlement’s population. The 80’s were a crazy time to be alive, especially if you take into considerations these unorthodox (yet very efficient) initiatives that happened across the old continent.
Plan, Aragon, is the name of the Spanish village located in the Pyrenees which organized this unique initiative. You could say that the men of Plan had a really good plan on how to bring women into their village in order to plan a future together with them. In Plan…
The village populated only by men, with literally just 1 exception, got this amazing idea of organizing a ‘wedding meetup’ after watching the American 1951 Western called ‘Westward the Women’.
In 1985, Plan was inhabited by over 40 single men and just 1 single woman. The local women had emigrated in other places around Spain in order to find a better life. This lead to a huge gender gap in Plan and somebody had to take action if the village was to survive. The men of Plan paid for advertisement in the national press calling for “women between 20 and 40 with marriage intentions for Pyrenees village”.
Unlike today, when a possible Tinder match is just a swipe away, back then you actually had to work for it. The ingenious campaign resulted in 33 marriages taking place in Plan and thus the village had its future secured.
Other villages from Spain followed the initiative after seeing what a big success something a little bit unorthodox can bring in a community’s life.