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From your Family to Theirs: Give Opportunity

Whole Planet FoundationFamily Fund

This holiday season, Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join the Family Fund, a program that leverages the power of community to alleviate global poverty for families through entrepreneurship.

When you join the Family Fund, you fund an average first microcredit loan for one or more women entrepreneurs around the world. A microcredit loan enables an entrepreneur to start or expand a home-based business, but it also does so much more than that—it creates opportunities for a family.

Lifting Her Family

A microcredit loan may be the boost a family needs to afford healthcare for an aging parent, or to pay school fees for every child instead of just one. Financial capital makes it possible for a woman to realize her potential and become self-sufficient, even in parts of the world where she would otherwise be denied that opportunity. And it allows her to leave a legacy for her children in the form of a business, like Bianca, an entrepreneur in Chile.

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“I’ve had this shop for eight years. I want to leave it for my children to have something of their own.” – Bianca, a microcredit client of Whole Planet Foundation’s partner Banigualdad in Chile

The average first loan for an entrepreneur in Whole Planet Foundation’s portfolio is less than $200 USD. This holiday season, please consider giving the gift of opportunity by joining the Family Fund. For as little as $16 a month, you can fund one family’s first loan. Or, you can make a one-time gift to fund microcredit. Since Whole Foods Market covers our operating costs, 100% of your donation goes directly to funding microcredit, and since microcredit loans are repaid and reloaned in the local community your impact is amplified over time.

Make your donation and join me in empowering 100 families this holiday season by joining the Family Fund. Together, we create opportunities for families around the globe.

With thanks,

Philip Sansone
President & Executive Director
Whole Planet Foundation