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Working to improve the lives of women around the world
Over a billion people live in poverty worldwide – 70% are women. Nearly 775 million people can't read or write, and the majority are women. Almost 15 million households in America are headed by women. Despite being the sole providers, more than 29% of women live below the poverty level in the U.S. Through Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, we'll help provide more training, market access and career opportunities to nearly 1 million women, many on farms and factories, ultimately allowing them access to the economic opportunity they deserve.
Sources: UN Women - http://www.unifem.org/gender_issues/women_poverty_economics/; Gates Foundation; http://www.globalgrassroots.org/illiteracy.html; Dow Jones VentureSource