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Walmart de México Foundation and allies will provide training for 25,000 Mexican women to start up a business

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Walmart de México Foundation and allies will provide training for 25,000 Mexican women to start up a business
  • The allies are: World Vision Mexico, ProEmpleo, Fonabec, Bécalos and Grupo Acir
  • Those interested can apply for entrepreneurial or educational training, from August 10th -31st
  • Those interested should go to their nearest Walmart, Bodega Aurrera, Bodega Aurrera Express or Superama unit, anywhere in the country, to get their registration number

Mexico City, August 9, 2012.-Walmart de México Foundation announced their initiative, Women Can Rely on Us, that will found training courses for 25,000 women wishing to start up their own business, improve the one they already have, or get their secondary education with a technical degree, or attend a technological university.

Also involved in the project are World Vision Mexico, ProEmpleo, Fonabec, and who will provide the training and support for course development, and the Acir Foundation, who will donte air time to promote participation.

"Each day we hear of cases of women, many of them single mothers, who want to set up their own business or improve the one they already have, but don't know how to go about it. Women Can Rely on Us is looking to help 25,000 women so they can have the necessary tools to increase their income, improve their quality of life, and guarantee food on the table, one of the primary objectives of the Walmart de México Foundation. We are proud to have as allies in this project organizations such as Visión Mundial Mexico, Bécalos, ProEmpleo and Acir Foundation, who share our desire to help thousands of women improve their situation in life," stated Antonio Ocaranza, Director de Corporate Communication for Walmart de México y Centroamérica, in Mexico.

The project to render assistance to women has several lines of action. The broadest one includes 24,438 training courses to be offered nationwide by World Vision Mexico (24,038 courses) and the ProEmpleo Foundation in Mexico City and the State of Mexico (400 training cases). Secondly, through Bécalos, support will be given so 475 women may get technical degrees in technological universities. The third line of action is through Fonabec, where 87 women may complete their secondary education with a technical diploma offered by CONALEPThe National School of Technical Professional Education. All this support will be funded or donated through the Walmart de México Foundation.

On the other hand, the Acir Foundation will donate air time to invite women to participate and discuss subjects of interest to them such as entrepreneurship, training, personal growth, and gender equality, among others.

Those women wishing to apply for these different types of assistance may request an application number from Customer Service in any Bodega Aurrera, Bodega Aurrera Express, Superama or Walmart unit, nationwide. The registration process is then completed by phone: 01-800-366-2232, or via internet: www.cuentasconnosotros.mx

The results for the 25,000 women who meet the requirements and are selected will be published as of September 17th.

According to data from INEGI –the Mexican Institute of Statistics and Geography- during the first quarter of 2012 some 880,000 economically active women were unemployed, and 30.4% of women who work are part of the informal sector. With the help of this program, the aforementioned organizations seek to assist 25,000 women improve their quality of life, and all they need is to be women and apply.

Types of Support

Type of Support Institution Participating States Amount
Training courses to start up a business or improve an existing one World Vision Mexico 32 24,038
Training courses to start up a business or improve an existing one ProEmpleo Mexico City, and the State of Mexico 400
Scholarships for a technical degree in technological universities Bécalos 32 475
Scholarships for secondary education with technical diploma FONABEC 32 87
Total: 25,000

 

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Walmart de México y Centroamérica is a company of the retail sector whose vision is contributing towards improving the quality of life for families in Mexico and Central America. It serves 5 million customers in six countries where it operates: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. It has a wide array of business formats including discount self-service stores (Bodega Aurrera Express, Despensa Familiar and Pali), supermarkets (Superama, Supertienda Paiz, La Despensa de Don Juan, La Unión and Masxmenos), warehouses (Bodega Aurrera, Mi Bodega Aurrerá y Maxi Bodega), hypermarts (Walmart), membership warehouse clubs (Sam´s Club and ClubCo), apparel stores (Suburbia) and restaurants (Vips, el Portón and Ragazzi) that amounted 2,825 units at August 7, 2012. In 2011 Walmart de México y Centroamérica reported sales over 379 billion pesos. http://www.walmartmexico.com.mx. Facebook (Walmart de México y Centroamérica) and Twitter (@WalmartMXyCAM).
 

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