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

Whole Planet FoundationField Officer Awards, Foundation News, Microcredit, Travel

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 …

Supporting Refugees with Microcredit in Phoenix

Joy StoddardDomestic Microlending, Foundation News, Microcredit, The United States, Travel

Whole Planet Foundation and donors meet in Arizona to witness a holistic approach to microcredit. With more than 22 million refugees in the world today, Whole Planet Foundation is proud to partner with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) who has been supporting refugees for 40 years. A refugee is defined as …

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Adding Value in Sri Lanka

Claire KellyAsia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Travel

This blog comes to us from Claire Kelly, WPF’s Regional Director for Asia/Pacific. Adding Value: Berendina’s Enterprise Development Services (EDS) Providing access to credit is the fundamental service of all of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partners. But what is the best way to support borrowers as they use their loan …

Funding Opportunities with Friendship Bridge in Guatemala

Olivia HaydenField Team Blogs, Foundation News, Latin America and the Caribbean, Microcredit, Travel

Whole Planet Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with microfinance partner Friendship Bridge, or Puente de Amistad, in Guatemala. Over the course of the next three years, Friendship Bridge will receive $300,000 from Whole Planet Foundation to support its new branch in Huehuetenango. There is an unmet need in …

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Agent Banking in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Olivia HaydenField Team Blogs, Microcredit, Sub-Saharan Africa, Travel

Zoe So joined Whole Planet Foundation in June 2016 as a Program Manager supporting the Africa and Middle East portfolio. She worked at BRAC USA for three years, where she supported financial inclusion and youth empowerment initiatives in Uganda, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone. Zoe has also worked in operations, grant …

Empowering Refugees in Lebanon with Al Majmoua

Olivia HaydenFoundation News, Travel

We’re proud to announce that this June, Whole Planet Foundation authorized funds to be distributed through microfinance institution Al Majmoua in Lebanon. Today we disbursed the first tranche of funding to this new partner. The proposed $500,000 from Whole Planet Foundation will support new microcredit loans to over 900 entry-level women …