Walmart Foundation announces USD 1.2 mn grant to Transform Rural India

by Daily Excelsior

Walmart Foundation on Thursday announced a grant of USD 1.2 million (nearly Rs 10 crore) to the Transform Rural India Foundation to aid improving livelihoods of 15,000 women rural farmers in Uttar Pradesh by increasing their average base income.

The grant will be used in a two-year project that will primarily focus on creating ten self-sustainable women-led FPOs (farmer producer organisation) and a platform for women farmers to strengthen and diversify their livelihoods, the foundation said in a statement.

“This project strongly resonates with our commitment to reach 1 million farmers by 2028 with at least 50 per cent women. This investment will broaden our outreach to more women in rural areas and solidify our impact by promoting sustainable increase and unlocking additional sources of income,” Walmart Foundation Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Julie Gehrki said.

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