Transport is key to accessing employment and training opportunities. Limited access to transport currently affects 7 million people in France*. To help jobseekers overcome this barrier to employment, Dacia has launched a socially responsible initiative as part of the CareMakers programme, which has transformed the lives of thousands of people since 2019. Bodonirina, Corentin and Joëlle are three individuals whose employment opportunities improved as a result of the initiative.
Rural France is synonymous with winding roads, green fields and scatterings of houses – as well as people leading precarious existences, with limited access to transport and, by extension, employment opportunities. Fifty-four percent of people living in households with monthly incomes of less than €1,000 have turned down training or employment opportunities due to transport limitations**. Despite living in three different French regions, Bodonirina, Corentin and Joëlle had many things in common – they were unemployed, did not qualify for a bank loan and were unable to find employment due to transport barriers. To help people like these find work, Dacia decided to launch a socially responsible initiative as part of the Renault Group CareMakers programme, enabling over 2,000 people to acquire new Dacia vehicles, some through microloans.