Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Donates $600,000 to Support Economic Recovery in the Flooded Tabasco-Chiapas Region of Mexico
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced today a $600,000 grant to World Vision to aid economic recovery in the flooded Tabasco-Chiapas region of Mexico.
Wal-Mart de Mexico is working to leverage the total Wal-Mart Stores donation through a matching grant from the United Nations Development Program in Mexico, bringing the total amount of relief funds for flood victims to $1.2 million. The Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. grant was presented to World Vision at a ceremony with the Mexican Consulate of Little Rock, Ark. on Nov. 15, 2007.
With these combined donations, humanitarian group World Vision Mexico will carry out a relief project aimed at boosting the local economies of the rural and suburban regions of Chiapas and Tabasco. Specifically:
-- Home-based businesses including vegetable and cash crops will be given
Since the floods first started, Wal-Mart de Mexico has been working hard to support those affected, channeling over 944 tons worth of in-kind donations for flood victims. Already, the organization has:
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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries and employs 27,000 staff globally.
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World Vision's work in Mexico. World Vision has been serving in Mexico since 1963. Current programs focus on health care and nutrition, improved cultivation and agricultural techniques, community organization, and income generation activities. World Vision responded immediately to intense, heavy rains in southern Mexico that left 800,000 homeless and 300,000 stranded, focusing on providing emergency supplies and clean drinking water.
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