Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, a high-impact association committed to an eco-responsible approach to its activities
Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque allows underprivileged children with heart malformations to undergo surgery in France when this is impossible in their country of origin. Since 1996, more than 4,000 children have been treated by the Association in 9 cities in France.
In addition to the societal role that is at the heart of its activities, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque has been committed for several years to a more global approach to CSR, with commitments and actions aimed at reducing its environmental footprint.
Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque finances the Kolorano project to compensate for the environmental impact of the children's air travel, the medical missions in the different countries, as well as the impact of the ground travel of the fundraising events.
The Kolorano project in Madagascar is implemented by A Tree for You and Agrisud International in the Soarano watershed (Ambalavao commune) where soil erosion causes water shortages. It aims to secure the supply of water and food for 14 families (71 people) by planting 25,000 trees and disseminating various agro-ecological techniques. Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque finances the production of 55,000 seedlings of about 10 different forest species (Eucalyptus, Acacia, Neem, Tamarindus, Tapia, Raphia, etc.) and the support of producers through training and awareness-raising activities
Rakotozafy family, producers in Soarano and beneficiaries of the Kolorano project, Madagascar
Soarano communal nursery, Madagascar
Completion of holes in January 2021 to reforest degraded land
Transportation of seedlings to reforestation sites by local producers
Mass reforestation with local stakeholders, Madagascar
Acacia plant with its mulch to conserve moisture and profile of a reforester
The action contributes to the achievement of 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals:
Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque fully finances the Kolorano project allowing :
1/ Soil fertilization to improve soil quality and limit erosion,
2/ The supply of firewood and the improvement of the income of the local populations in the medium and long term thanks to the exploitation of the harvested fruits and coffee,
3/ Increasing the number of cultivated species and thus improving biodiversity within the areas, while reducing bush fires,
4/ Follow-up and renewal of training courses to improve the capacities of communes, nurserymen, master harvesters and producers in the sustainable management of forest plantations.