Launched in 2018 by the Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation, Crédit Agricole S A and Crédit Agricole Centre Est, Solidarity Cents aims to finance entrepreneurship projects by mobilising Crédit Agricole employees who are invited to donate 50 cents when paying for their meals in collective restaurants.
The first edition took place in Crédit Agricole Campuses in Montrouge and Saint Quentin. Entrepreneurs du Monde was the beneficiary organization with its ICI programme (Incubation, Creation, Inclusion) which supports entrepreneurship projects for refugees, single parents and homeless people in Lyon. Thanks to the solidarity of Crédit Agricole's employees €7 000 were donated to the NGO.
In 2019 the campaign took place in parallel at the Crédit Agricole Campuses in Montrouge, Saint Quentin and Lyon in November Thanks to the generosity of CA employees and the contributions of Crédit Agricole S A the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation and CA Centre Est, 8 657 were donated again to Entrepreneurs du Monde to finance the ICI programme (Creation, Inclusion).
For the 2020 edition, the operation will take place on the Campus of Crédit Agricole in Montrouge at the end of October. Thanks to the support of employees and contributions from Crédit Agricole S.A., the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation and CA Centre-est, the NGO Entrepreneurs du Monde has already received €15,651 to strengthen the ICI (Incubation, Creation, Inclusion) program, which supports entrepreneurship projects for refugees, single parents and homeless people in Lyon.