Current Funders


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and BSR have been working together since 2015 to pilot wage digitization through the HERfinance Digital Wages Program. In 2019, a program involving 75 factories in Bangladesh led to over 100,000 workers being paid digitally, reducing payroll administration time for factories, and increasing financial literacy and economic empowerment for workers, especially women.

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Levi Strauss Foundation

Levi Strauss Foundation

Levi Strauss Foundation are partnering with Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and BSR to support the digitization of wages in Egypt.



Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and BSR are partnering to scale up wage digitization for Ready-made Garment (RMG) factories and workers. Through the HERfinance program, the Center and BSR have expanded financial education across multiple markets, providing much needed financial planning resources for managers and workers, especially women.

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has been a key supporter of HERhealth. A two-year partnership, established in 2016, allowed HERhealth to scale programming in China, India, Kenya, and Ethiopia, and to strengthen our communications and deepen our engagement with our company partners.

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Walt Disney Company, The

Walt Disney Company, The

The Walt Disney Company and HERproject have been working together since 2013 to support the empowerment of women workers in global supply chains. This includes providing seed funding for HERfinance, supporting HERproject to increase scale and impact globally, and most recent accelerating the garment industry’s shift to digital wages in a gender sensitive and responsible way.

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What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme

What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme

The What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme, a flagship program from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), supports the development and launch of HERrespect in Bangladesh. The Innovation Grant also supports vigorous evaluation to generate evidence on what works to prevent and address violence in the workplace and in intimate partner relationships.

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