We have launched a Cashew Value Chain Initiative as part of which Walmart Foundation has donated USD One million to CARE India. The project marks the first of a series of initiatives to alleviate women from poverty worldwide. Walmart and CARE have created a women owned-and-operated community-based institution to provide more equitable and consistent incomes for approximately 1250 women in the cashew farming and processing sector in the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu State in Southern India, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam. The program helped in setting up 3 women-owned and managed cashew processing units and 15 literacy centers. Training programs are being conducted for participating women and their daughters on basic social services, rights and entitlement issues. The program will also establish direct links between cashew producers, the women-owned processing units, and the global marketplace. Currently, Bharti Walmart has started procuring 30% of the cashews produced by the women-owned and managed cashew processing units.