We Alleviate Global Poverty through Microcredit


Our Mission:

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.


Loan owns a rice mill and used her microloan to grow her business in Vietnam. Photo by WPF’s Claire Kelly.

Dispatch from the Field:

Follow our field team on their travels to monitor and evaluate our microfinance partners. Discover the new ways our team is reaching the world’s poor with access to financial services, and hear stories from their visits with microcredit clients. For an even more in-depth look into our team’s work abroad, visit our blog.


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.


Our Impact:

Since we were established by Whole Foods Market in 2005, we’ve funded over 3 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.


88% of clients are women.


We work in 75 Countries

Including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Celebrating our Supporters

Our Donors

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.

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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.

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#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.

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