4 November 2019
© Sébastien Proust

Launched by the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, Crédit Agricole SA and CA Center-est, Centimes solidaires aims to finance entrepreneurship projects by mobilizing employees. On November 4, Rania, an entrepreneur and Syrian refugee supported by the operation, shared her experience during a launch event on the Montrouge Campus.

An exceptional meeting

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, Crédit Agricole S.A. and Crédit Agricole Centre-Est are pursuing the Solidarity Cents Campaign which will take place from November 18 to 22 at the Montrouge, Saint-Quentin and Lyon campuses.

To launch the 2019 edition of the campaign, Crédit Agricole welcomed on November 4, on the Montrouge Campus, Rania, entrepreneur and Syrian refugee financially supported thanks to the 2018 campaign. After leaving Syria and thanks to the ICI Project (Incubation, Creation, Inclusion) of Entrepreneurs du Monde funded through Solidarity Cents, Rania launched her catering service to share the traditional dishes of her country.

In 2019, the campaign scales up!

Launched in 2018, 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.

Thanks to the support of Crédit Agricole employees, € 7,000 were donated to Entrepreneurs du Monde in 2018 to finance the ICI Project which supports entrepreneurship projects for refugees, single parents and homeless people in Lyon. A total of 20 training courses were organised, which allowed the programme team to train 18 people in the entrepreneurship field.

This year, once again, the beneficiary of this campaign will be Entrepreneurs du Monde. The campiagn will take place in parallel at the Crédit Agricole Campuses in Montrouge, Saint-Quentin and Lyon from 18 to 22 November. Crédit Agricole S.A., the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation and Crédit Agricole Centre-Est will embrace the generosity of their employees by contributing to the collection. For the years to come, Entrepreneurs du Monde’s objective is to reach a larger number of beneficiaries, that is a total of 40 project leaders by the end of 2019 and 50 in 2020.

Watch the video of the operation which presents Rania’s journey and the testimonies of the staff who participated in the operation.

More information: carolina.herrera@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Created in 2008, under the joint impetus of the directors of Crédit Agricole S.A. and Professor Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Grameen Bank, the Grameen Crédit Agricole SA Foundation is a multi-business operator that contributes to the fight against poverty through financial inclusion and entrepreneurship with a social impact. As an investor, lender, technical assistance coordinator and fund advisor, the Foundation supports microfinance institutions and social enterprises in nearly 40 countries.