The Walmart Foundation announced a grant of $1.2 million for the Transform Rural India Foundation on Thursday to help improve the livelihoods of 15,000 women rural farmers in Uttar Pradesh by boosting their average base income.
The grant will be utilised as a part of a two-year project and will focus on developing ten self-sustainable women-led farmer producer organisations (FPOs) reported PTI. Additionally, the grant will work to provide a platform for women farmers to strengthen and diversify their livelihoods, the foundation stated in a statement.
Elaborating on the initiative, Walmart Foundation Vice President, COO, Julie Gehrki, said, “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.”