We empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit, giving them a chance to create or expand a home-based business to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
We provide funds to pro-poor microfinance institutions.
They empower the world’s poorest people by creating access to financial capital in the form of microloans.
Since we were established by Whole Foods Market® in 2005, we’ve funded 2.8 million microloans to help entrepreneurs improve their own lives in countries where Whole Foods Market® sources products. Loan repayments grow our impact over time, as funds cycle through the microfinance institutions and communities we fund.
SEE OUR GLOBAL IMPACT
Featured Video: Rupa’s Story
Video Credit: Angus Cann/Whole Foods Market
Celebrating our supporters
We’re proud to receive gifts from individual donors, Whole Foods Market shoppers, brands, and corporate sponsors who believe in our mission to alleviate global poverty through entrepreneurship.
Whole Foods Market®
We began to alleviate poverty in 2005 where the company sourced products. Since we began, Team Members have donated $9 million from their paychecks and the company has covered our operating expenses.
#TeamWFM in Action
Hundreds of Whole Foods Market® Team Members have made an impact in 15 countries, donating their time and learning about microfinance partners as part of the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program.