Wal-Mart- Globalisation

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1. WalMart donate millions to charity. What local project did they support in Argentina?

  • They support urban charities to help homelessness in 2012.
  • In 2009 it supported 29 soup kitchens and helped 12,000 people across the country.
  • They donated $77,000 to the Red Cross and WaterAid who supported well building in rural districts.
  • It helped 32,000 people across the country with education schemes.
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2. How much is WalMart investing in higher wages, education and training over the next 2 years.

  • $2.7 million
  • $2.7 billion
  • $1.7 billion
  • $2 billion

3. When people work in the factories what are they aiming to do in LEDCs/NICs?

  • All of the above
  • To create a better lifestyle.
  • Escape a subsistence farming lifestyle
  • To support family back in rural villages

4. How many people does WalMart employ in Mexico?

  • 60,000
  • 209,000
  • 501,000
  • 392,000

5. What happened at Beximco in Bangladesh? One of the clothing suppliers.

  • The factory collapsed.
  • The maximum legal working week is 60 hours a week. People were regularly working 80+ hours a week.
  • People complained of awful working conditions with no meal breaks.
  • There were hazardous working conditions which caused 3 fatalities in 6 months.

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