Screenprinting for Good at McEwen

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We received this story from a Whole Foods Market® store in Franklin, Tennessee. Every March, Whole Foods Market Team Members raise funds to alleviate poverty during Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Prosperity Campaign. We’re constantly blown away by the creativity and generosity of our supporters! A big “thank you!” is due …

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Whole Planet Foundation® Launches 2018 Prosperity Campaign

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 Partners Commit $1.2 Million for Microcredit AUSTIN, Texas (February 16, 2018) – On Thursday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s …

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WPF Funds New Partner in Egypt: Global Fund for Widows

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Whole Planet Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved a grant to support the growth of an innovative business loan program in Egypt supporting widows and other female heads of households (FHHs) in rural communities of Upper Egypt. The program is designed to economically empower widows and FHHs by increasing their …

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Assessing Poverty with a Stoplight

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This guest blog comes from Roxana Newton, Whole Planet Foundation’s Regional Director for Latin America and North America. Whole Planet supports microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving vulnerable communities and promoting financial inclusion throughout these communities throughout the world. You may be wondering: how do WPF partners identify their target client and communities? How do …

Field Notes from Paraguay

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This guest blog comes to us from Adelle Housker, who visited Paraguay on the Whole Foods Market® Team Member Volunteer Program in September 2017. “When it’s really hot, that sometimes happens,” said our guide, Maria del Mar. The lights and air conditioning died while we were eating lunch at a …

Living on One + Whole Planet Foundation: 2017 Update

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This guest blog comes to us from our friends at Living on One, the filmmaking team behind Living on One Dollar. It’s been an exciting year for Living on One, Whole Planet Foundation and the communities in Guatemala that we’ve supported with microloans. Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve raised …

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A Dozen More Brands Empowering Entrepreneurs this Holiday

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We’re thankful to have support from a diverse group of individuals and companies who believe in doing more for our global community. Let’s dive in to a dozen more of the many brands supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s poverty alleviation programs this holiday season. Together, we’re investing in a future without …

Giving Thanks: Field Officer Appreciation Award for Africa/Middle East

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Awards, Foundation News, Microcredit, Travel 5 Comments

It’s the season of giving thanks, and Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance organization and the entrepreneurs financing their businesses with micro-loans. In July 2014 we piloted a new Field Officer …