POSITIV

France

About POSITIV

In 2006, POSITIV created the programme ‘Entreprendre en Banlieue’ with the aim of supporting and creating microenterprises in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, to help unemployed people overcome administrative problems with starting up a business. The programme operates through neighbourhood associations, in at-risk urban areas.

POSITIV was launched in 2006 following the 2005 suburban riots in Paris. It started off as a department of the PlaNet Finance NGO, which offers technical assistance in building MFIs around the world. Following the riots, it seemed urgent to address the issue of poverty and exclusion in France.

POSITIV seeks to provide a positive outlet to people with a business creation idea, especially young people who are a key component of the sensitive urban areas. POSITIV aims to tackle the discrepancy between the high levels of energy and will to succeed in those suburban areas and their remoteness from most public institutions. They accompany, step by step and free of charge, all those who wish to start their own business.

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1 Place Victor Hugo, Paris, 92400, France Directions

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