Cycling to Fund Her Essential Business: Thanking Bayan from WFM Richmond

Olivia HaydenProsperity Campaign, Whole Foods Market Stores

As we prepare to wrap up this year’s Prosperity Campaign, our team wishes to appreciate the Whole Foods Market Team Members who support our mission. Team Members help us educate others about our work, inspire their teams to fundraise at the registers, and have been known to go above and beyond in service of a higher purpose to help others.

Bayan Hani, Meat Team Leader from Whole Foods Market Richmond in the UK Region found that he could combine his love for cycling with a distance challenge and fundraising campaign for Whole Planet Foundation.

“I am hoping to cycle every day during the two weeks campaign, aiming to raise £500 for 500KM of cycling. I truly admire Whole Planet Foundation’s impact on people’s lives through microcredit loans and how a little sum of money can be a life changer for them,” says Bayan.

Here’s a short video montage from one of Bayan’s cycling trips to visit 6 of the 7 Whole Foods Market store locations in the UK.


After almost two weeks of raising funds, Bayan has surpassed his fundraising goal of £500 and saw 30 supporters donate to his fundraising campaign page. “Helping to raise money for WPF and the idea of how the loans work feels like planting a seed that will keep growing forever,” Bayan shared with our team.

Thank you, Bayan! We appreciate you and all of the Team Members who go above and beyond to support our mission to alleviate poverty by funding essential businesses to entrepreneurs living in poverty.