When we met Leyre, we instantly realized that she would be a great candidate for our Ambassadors Program (click HERE if you want to know a little bit more).
Leyre comes from Toledo, but she has lived in many others cities and countries, like Madrid, Edinburgh or Santiago de Chile, where she actually lives.
She loves traveling and know many other cultures; this is the reason why she decided to move to the other hemisphere one year ago.
As Worldcoo’s ambassador, Leyre will help us to know the social needs there are in Chile, identify possible project opportunities and, if there’s the case, visit some of the projects that we are helping to fund there and audit it.
If you want to know a little bit more about her, don’t miss the following interview.
I’m passionate about traveling, exploring every corner of the cities where I live, know their culture and their people, walking and breathe pure air away from the city, always with my camera in hand, and live at the rhythm of the swing.
- Why did you decide to move to Chile?
The destination, in particular, was for personal reasons. But I already had taken the decision to leave my country and start again in other place, motivated by the bad expectations of the future in Spain after finishing my studies and the desire to know new places and cultures, to continue learning, discovering and growing.
- Where do you actually work?
I currently work in an NGO from Chile, called FIMA, as administration and finance coordinator, as well as supporting the projects department. Our mission is to actively promote the right to live in a healthy environment and ensure the protection of the Chile’s environmental heritage. Our work, therefore, focuses on environmental justice, the empowerment of vulnerable communities and the conservation of the environment and biodiversity protection.
- What do you like the most about Chile?
I admire the nature that the country offers – it’s absolutely breathtaking the diversity of landscapes that you can find here; I value the human team with which I have the luck to work with and the strength and perseverance with which many of the citizens of this country fight for their rights.
- Why do you think that is it extremely important that companies are committed to CSR policies?
I really think that if the development isn’t sustainable, it is not development. It is impossible to proceed in economic terms if we don’t take into account the human rights, exploiting and destroying the environment where we live and obviate the life forms of people occupying each territory.
For this reason, the fact that companies are increasingly commited to CSR policies means that they are realizing that you can’t go ahead in a way that is foreign to your social and ecological environment. And this change of business logic, benefits the whole society.
- Why do you think it is important that all of us play our part, no matter how small it could be?
Because of my professional experience, I know how difficult if for an NGO to implement their projects because of economic problems. It is very frustrating having lots of ideas and not being able to implement them because of the lack of funds to implement them.
That’s why it is very important that every of us collaborate with different kind of ways, donations are very important, even if they are very small. Together, we can make big things happen.
Leyre, if you could ask for a wish, it would be… teleport me
Over the next few weeks we will know a little more about Leyre’s new experience, so stay tuned! 😉