Emmaus International

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Association Jekawili
01 BP 89 Bouaké 01 
Côte d'Ivoire

+225 31 63 88 12
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Jekawili, based in the country’s second largest city, Bouaké, is the only Emmaus group in Côte d’Ivoire. It has a poultry farm and orchards which, as well as generating income to develop social initiatives, also makes it possible to employ between 7 and 25 people depending on the season.

Jekawili also carries out a range of social initiatives. They provide medicine and clothing to the elderly and to widows with children.

23,000 young people have been reached out to as part of awareness-raising about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Jekawili implements literacy sessions, finds apprenticeships for young people in difficulty and contributes to setting up holiday centres in the villages.

In its second-hand shop, the group also sells goods sent by European groups, supports displaced children and has granted microcredit loans to 50 women.

Key figures


  • 11 staff and 4 volunteers
  • up to 1000 young people have attended literacy sessions and 23,000 have been made aware about STDs.
Areas of activity


  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Healthcare




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