The financial partnership of BNP Paribas enabled the A Vos Soins association to equip its screening van with medical equipment.
200,000 beneficiaries of Projet Banlieues
Launched 15 years ago, the BNP Paribas Foundation s programme to support Priority Districts for Urban Policy (Projet Banlieues) has now helped 80% of the people living in these areas, known as QPVs. In collaboration with the bank s network of agencies, it has already supported the initiatives of more than 600 local associations involved in social mediation and professional integration, as well as working towards a more harmonious society.
AS A RESULT, IN SAINT-NAZAIRE, THE A VOS SOINS
association which works to reduce health inequalities, received financing as part of the Foundation s three-year financial com- mitment, in 2019, to equip its MarSOINS truck. Free health screening tests are now being offered to the QPV residents in this area from this occupational health vehicle, converted into a mobile prevention unit. As the association s manager, Maina notes: The MarSOINS is a place where people can get together, hang out, and share a common understanding of solidarity, hu- manity and non-stigmatisation. This feeling of being useful and truly meeting everyone s needs is extremely rewarding.
W I T H T HE S A MUS O CI A L IN PA RIS , E NSURING PE R S ON A L H Y GIE NE F OR HOME L E S S W OME N Since 2012, the BNP Paribas Foundation s ongoing support, alongside the Samusocial teams, over a period of nine years, has amounted to 1,200,000. In 2019, as a result of this support the first women-only area was opened in a municipal bath and shower block, on rue du Charenton, in the 12th arrondissement, in March. In addition to improving access to hygiene facilities, health advice is offered by medical professionals, as well as medical and beauty supplies. For these impoverished women, whose numbers have doubled over the last ten years, this place is a genuine refuge, as before it existed, only 10% of them had dared to use mixed bath/shower facilities. I come here to wash and do my laundry, says Zamfira. I m greeted with respect: they give me soap, shampoo, toothpaste and a toothbrush. But, more importantly, they give me hope for the future.
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