Clotilde Yekouni is a fashion designer and a former beneficiary of Jesuit Migrant Service in Seville, Spain
Why do you think the work of JRS is relevant today?
The work of JRS is very important especially because of its work with migrant women. I have learned so much and have had the possibility of making my dreams true. JRS’ support has been essential. I don’t want to be dependent on public benefits and social aid, rather, I want to contribute with my abilities to improve life conditions. Yennenga ( my fashion design project) is part of this desire to contribute. My dream is to make this project bigger, to create a work environment for women, create collaboration and ultimately have dignity in our lives.
How does your work contribute to JRS mission?
My work contributes to raise awareness of the Jesuit Migrant Service project to further its presence. This project is a sign of the relevance of its work. I contribute with my passion, my skills, my African culture and my effort. It is very important to keep my African roots and contact with Burkina and African women.
What does JRS mean to you?
It means the possibility of dreaming, building and collaborating with other women.