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125 Advocates Join the Poverty is Unnecessary Fund

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The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty, and the Poverty Is Unnecessary Benefit & Live Auction that will celebrate the impact of this work by Whole Planet Foundation and its supporters. This year’s generous Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund partners contributing $25,000 each are Alaffia, Cedar’s …

Celebrate the Poverty is Unnecessary Project October 11-31

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Each year, we celebrate the Whole Foods Market® Global 5% Day that seeded Whole Planet Foundation. On October 25, 2005 these funds helped kick start the dream of alleviating poverty through microcredit where Whole Foods Market® sources products. For the past twelve years, Whole Planet Foundation has received generous support …

Mercy Corps: Disaster Response and Preparation

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This blog comes to us from Mercy Corps, our microfinance partner in Nepal. WPF has funded $929,000 in Nepal since 2008, creating 12,038 microloans for entrepreneurs in the Sankhubashabha, Terhthum and Udaypur districts. The past few weeks have been devastating for hundreds of thousands of families. In the United States, Hurricane Harvey brought destructive …

Latin America/North America Field Officer Appreciation Award

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By Roxana Newton, WPF’s Latin/North America Program Manager Whole Planet Foundation is proud to fund microfinance institutions working tirelessly to serve some of the hardest-to-reach entrepreneurs in our program countries. Field Officers, also known as Field Credit Officers or Facilitators, are invaluable to the work of our institutional partners. This …

WPF Invests $1,000,000 in Austin

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When Whole Planet Foundation starting funding microcredit in our own town, everything changed for our locally based donors who got to meet the women we had been describing, women whom we met all over the globe.  Women who are smart, strong, capable, industrious, skilled, and eager to share their challenges …

Buy Coffee to Support Microcredit on September 29

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Love coffee? Want to up your cup by helping to alleviate poverty in 68 countries? On #NationalCoffeeDay, September 29th, 2016, Allegro Coffee Company will be celebrating by giving back to the countries and communities that farm their amazing coffee. For every fresh brewed coffee purchased at Whole Foods Market, Allegro will donate $1 …

Divine Chocolate Supports Women Cocoa Farmers

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This holiday season, Divine Chocolate is supporting Whole Planet Foundation with a portion of sales from their Advent Calendar at Whole Foods Market stores. Learn more about their connection with our mission and the other initiatives they support:  At Divine Chocolate, we value our partnership with Whole Planet Foundation because …