FRANCE

Mission start 2018
Impacted population 200

Distribution of maternal and hygienic kits to street and migrant women in the Paris area

Context

French women or migrant women, often with children, they represent more than 17% of the people in street situations in Paris and the Ile de France. The poverty of these women is multidimensional. This already extreme precariousness – lack of resources, isolation, homelessness or immeasurable difficulties in finding accommodation, illness, depression, discrimination or gender-based violence – has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

FXB in action

The lack of hygiene faced by these women and children has a direct influence on the deterioration of both physical and mental health. Since 2018 and in order to address the most urgent needs in terms of hygiene, FXB France, in partnership with ADSF (Agir pour la Santé des Femmes), has been distributing essential baby hygiene products (diapers and wipes), as well as sanitary napkins for mothers.

Women in street situations, already very fragile, will be the first victims of the damage that COVID-19 will leave in its wake. We are therefore working on the project to adapt our proven VillageFXB poverty reduction model to the context of these women and their children in order to strengthen their overall capacities and achieve sustainable economic empowerment. We are looking for partners to support us in this project.

Our ongoing programs

The lack of hygiene degrades the physical and mental health of women in street situations. In order to alleviate the most urgent needs, FXB organizes the distribution of hygiene kits during marauds in social hotels.

Testimonial

Having access to something, ultimately as basic as sanitary napkins, is a great relief and makes me feel more dignified.

Lorena

Mission impact

Since the beginning of its programs, FXB France has impacted the lives of more than 200 women in precarious situations living in the Île-de-France region.

1,980 packs of diapers, 3,960 packs of wipes and 3,960 packs of sanitary napkins have been distributed throughout 2019.