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Empowering Women Together: Gahaya Links

Women weaving baskets for Gahaya Links, a Rwandan textile producer and Empowering Women Together participant, shares a humble beginning and an inspiring story.

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Leticia Hernandez started making gourmet fried plantains in her kitchen in Guatemala, and now she’s a successful Walmart supplier with a growing business.

Leticia Hernandez started making gourmet fried plantains in her kitchen in Guatemala, and now she’s a successful Walmart supplier with a growing business.

Empowering Women Together Program Logo

In March 2013, Walmart launched Empowering Women Together, an eCommerce platform linking small women-owned businesses around the world with Walmart customers. 

Walmart receives award for Empowering Women Together program

Walmart’s Empowering Women Together program wins the 2013 U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Citizenship Award for Best Economic Empowerment Program. 

Amandeep Kaur of India

Amandeep always had dreams beyond her small village in India. She wanted to learn skills to become self-reliant. The Bharti Walmart training center opened the doors for Amandeep to do just that. 

Anju Ara of Bangladesh

Anju Ara, 27, moved from her home in Pabna, Bangladesh, to the capital of Dhaka to work in a garment factory with a dream to overcome poverty and have a better life. By strengthening the role of women across our business and supply chain, Walmart seeks to improve the lives of women and children, and continue to make lives better around the world.

Anju Ara of Bangladesh

Anju, a garment factory worker, received workplace and literacy training through a project funded in partnership with CARE and Walmart. 

Cosmira Souza Nunes, Brazil

Cosmira has a job that she enjoys – a job that had never been available to women – and now she’s helping build Walmart stores in Brazil. 

Cosmira Souza Nunes, Brazil

Cosmira has a job that she enjoys – a job that had never been available to women – and now she’s helping build Walmart stores in Brazil. 

Leticia Hernandez and her daughter

Leticia started making gourmet fried plantains in her kitchen in Guatemala, and now she’s a successful Walmart supplier with a growing business.

Leticia Hernandez, Central America

Leticia started making gourmet fried plantains in her kitchen in Guatemala, and now she’s a successful Walmart supplier with a growing business.

A woman dressed in local-attire is holding a large barrel filled with a sourced product

Through Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, we've set goals and are taking practical steps to help change the lives of countless women around the world by 2016. Globally, we will double our sourcing from women-owned businesses in every market.

Direct Farm Program

Direct Farm Program

Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative

In 2011, Walmart launched a major initiative that will use the company’s global size and scale to help empower women across its supply chain.

Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative

By strengthening the role of women across our business and supply chain, we seek to improve the lives of women and children, and continue to make lives better around the world.

Kim Matthews, United States

Kim co-owns Matthews Ridgeview Farms and supplies sweet potatoes to Walmart stores. She’s used her partnership with Walmart to grow the business and help her community. 

Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative

In 2011, Walmart launched a major initiative that will use the company’s global size and scale to help empower women across its supply chain.