Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership
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Enactus and Walmart have joined together to empower women by providing entrepreneurial and workforce skills via Enactus teams. This partnership is a unique opportunity to galvanize Enactus teams to enable women to contribute to their family’s financial success.
When women are unemployed, their rates of ill health and mental health issues are higher. If they have a family, the entire family is affected, by not only the reduced income, but these additional complications.
“Women are still much more likely than men to be poor and illiterate. They usually have less access than men to medical care, property ownership, credit, training and employment. They are far less likely than men to be politically active and far more likely to be victims of domestic violence… When women are empowered, whole families benefit, and these benefits often have ripple effects to future generations.” United Nations Population Fund
The Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership will educate and empower women with the skills and confidence necessary to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle and obtain a voice.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Through its philanthropic programs and partnerships, the Walmart Foundation funds initiatives focused on creating opportunities in education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. From February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009, Walmart – and its domestic and international foundations – gave more than $423 million in cash and in-kind gifts globally. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.
For questions, please contact:
Project Manager, Enactus United States