Walmarts social responsibility program, "Una Mano para Crecer" ("A Hand to Grow"), aims to strengthen the capacities and abilities of women entrepreneurs and increase the productivity and competitiveness of their companies in local and international markets. Each women-owned company or woman entrepreneur selected receives training in leadership and management, organization and computer skills as well as conflict management.
Leticia Hernandez is a supplier of gourmet fried plantain flakes who has benefited from the program. According to Leticia, "Through A Hand to Grow, I found the opportunity to make my desire/dream come true. I wanted healthy snacks colorant-, preservative-, artificial-flavoring and hydrogen fats-free because I know the harm these do to health, especially to women."
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