building local capacity
investing in the future
empowering women in Latin America
Many of Chevron’s economic development projects focus on promoting equality and economic empowerment for women. We partner with local nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations to provide women with financial education and job training. We believe that when women are empowered, whole families see the benefits, and we think those benefits have positive effects upon future generations.
empowering women in Myanmar
Over the last 16 years, Chevron has partnered with Pact in Myanmar to better the lives of more than a million adults and children through improved access to healthcare, sanitation and electricity; microfinance training for women; and the establishment of more than 1,500 Village Development Funds. Chevron’s $9 million commitment catalyzed an additional $10 million commitment from other organizations. Learn more about our community programs at https://www.chevron.com/worldwide/myanmar.
In the past 10 years, Chevron Venezuela has supported approximately 14,000 people with its entrepreneurship programs. Emprered – aimed at providing structured training to owners of small and start-up businesses to enable them to transform a good idea into a successful business – is our flagship program in the region. Chevron complements the program’s economic development initiatives with support to indigenous women in the art of craft making and support to women who are victims of abuse.
In Indonesia, our local business development program, launched in 2001 in East Kalimantan, Riau and West Java, has resulted in more than 7,800 contracts with local Indonesian companies, created nearly 52,000 jobs, procured more than $120 million in goods and services from our partners.
In 2019, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Ltd. will continue to support the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the province of Cabinda by strengthening the institutional capacity of government institutions, the Maria Imaculada Counseling Center, the Provincial Program to Fight AIDS, and the Provincial Maternal and Child Health Program through the implementation of behavioral change communication, the Peer Educators approach, provision of infant formula milk for exposed children up to 2-years-old, and implementation of the District Health Information System to manage all the indicators related to pregnant women and exposed babies.