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Growing Women’s Empowerment Through the Moringa Tree  

Olivia Hayden Sub-Saharan Africa, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 0 Comments

Meet Pierrette, a mother of five, a moringa farmer, and entrepreneur from Benin, West Africa. After tragedy hit her family, she formed a moringa farming cooperative. She was able to pull herself and 133 women members out of poverty by growing, processing, and selling moringa tree leaves. Growing Women’s Empowerment …

The Importance of Savings in Burkina Faso

Brian Doe Field Team Blogs, Microfinance Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa 0 Comments

Madeleine, the President of one of Yikri Burkina Faso’s microfinance groups, has successfully taken business loans to support livestock rearing activities. However, when explaining the difference the Yikri program had made in her life, she first recounted not the impact of credit on her economic situation but the importance of the …

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Supplier Alliance for Microcredit: Thank You for Making Our Work Possible

Olivia Hayden 50K Supplier Partners, Prosperity Campaign, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 0 Comments

Our annual Prosperity Campaign has raised over $2.7 million since March 1st because of your support! In addition to donations from individuals and Team Members in Whole Foods Market® stores and online, generous Supplier Partners in our $100K Fund and the $50K Supplier Alliance for Microcredit support this effort and …

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$100,000 Fund Partners are Powering Her Potential

Olivia Hayden 100K Supplier Partners, Prosperity Campaign, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 0 Comments

Each year, during March, Whole Foods Market® stores raise funds for Whole Planet Foundation’s work for our annual Prosperity Campaign. Our generous Supplier Partners in the $100K Fund and the $50K Supplier Alliance for Microcredit support this effort and together represent over $1.2 million pledged in contributions for 2018.  The …

Funding the Graduation Model in Haiti and Uganda

Zoe So Field Team Blogs, Latin America and the Caribbean, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa 1 Comment

Whole Planet Foundation is committed to investing in entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial solutions to alleviating poverty, now and for future generations. Since the beginning, we’ve remained focused on supporting microfinance organizations that target the most marginalized, excluded, or poorest entrepreneurs. But in some cases, households trapped in extreme poverty aren’t able …

Screenprinting for Good at McEwen

Olivia Hayden Prosperity Campaign 0 Comments

We received this story from a Whole Foods Market® store in Franklin, Tennessee. Every March, Whole Foods Market Team Members raise funds to alleviate poverty during Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Prosperity Campaign. We’re constantly blown away by the creativity and generosity of our supporters! A big “thank you!” is due …

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Whole Planet Foundation® Launches 2018 Prosperity Campaign

Joy Stoddard News, Press Releases, Prosperity Campaign, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 2 Comments

 Partners Commit $1.2 Million for Microcredit AUSTIN, Texas (February 16, 2018) – On Thursday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s …

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WPF Funds New Partner in Egypt: Global Fund for Widows

Brian Doe Microfinance Partners, The Middle East and North Africa 2 Comments

Whole Planet Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved a grant to support the growth of an innovative business loan program in Egypt supporting widows and other female heads of households (FHHs) in rural communities of Upper Egypt. The program is designed to economically empower widows and FHHs by increasing their …

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Assessing Poverty with a Stoplight

Whole Planet Foundation Field Team Blogs, Latin America and the Caribbean, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners, Travel 0 Comments

This guest blog comes from Roxana Newton, Whole Planet Foundation’s Regional Director for Latin America and North America. Whole Planet supports microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving vulnerable communities and promoting financial inclusion throughout these communities throughout the world. You may be wondering: how do WPF partners identify their target client and communities? How do …