The Power of your Holiday Purchase: Part I

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From December 1-31, Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation.  Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of …

Giving Thanks: Field Officer Award for Africa and the Middle East

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Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from WPF’s partners. This means long days …

Power your Turkey Trek 10K with Evolve Cashew Cookie Dough Bites

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Evolve is thrilled to join Whole Planet Foundation this year as a new member of the $10,000 Fund. Evolve plant-based protein shakes, bars, and protein powders can be a great addition to your active lifestyle. Evolve’s donation this year will fund 56 microloans, providing approximately 299 opportunities for entrepreneurs and …

Reaching Entrepreneurs in Ukraine with Anisia

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In Ukraine, Whole Planet Foundation is helping local Credit Union Anisia to better serve very small rural enterprises with financing that adapts the successful group loan methodology used internationally, but rarely in Central and Eastern Europe. Anisia launched this new outreach strategy to Ukrainian entrepreneurs by partnering with an innovative …

10K Turkey Trekkers and $10,000 Fund Partners are Moving for Microcredit

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Compete in our Virtual 10K Activity Challenge during November to create opportunity Grab your running shoes, kayak, skateboard, or whatever gets you moving and travel 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or more between November 1-30th to complete the Whole Planet Foundation Turkey Trek Challenge to support micro entrepreneurs. Set your own …

Financial Inclusion for What? Celebrating Financial Inclusion Week with a profile of CASHPOR

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During this year’s Financial Inclusion Week, Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion asks, “Financial Inclusion for What?” In other words, what are the main goals that financial inclusion is striving to achieve? Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) has been a unique capital provider in the financial inclusion space for almost 15 years. …

135 Advocates Join the Poverty is Unnecessary Project

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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 & Auction that will celebrate the impact of this work by Whole Planet Foundation and its many supporters. This year’s generous Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund partners contributing $25,000 each are …

These Brands will Donate $25K to Alleviate Global Poverty

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In 2005, Whole Foods Market identified microcredit as the vehicle by which it would support the global communities where the company sources products. A company-wide Global 5% Giving Day at Whole Foods Market stores on October 25th resulted in a donation of $525,000, which launched Whole Planet Foundation’s mission to …

Support for Savings: How Microfinance Partners add Value to their Clients

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Whole Planet Foundation’s funds are provided to our partner microfinance institutions (MFIs) to be distributed to borrowers as microloans or in-kind productive assets (like cows, sewing machines, or solar lamps). For most of our partners, the loan is given in a “credit-plus” context. This means that the MFI would provide …

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People Power Microcredit: Kimo Sabe’s Ashley Kvamme

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Kimo Sabe Mezcal has been supporting Whole Planet Foundation since 2016 with product donations of mezcal for fundraising events and starting this year contributing, through its non-profit organization, $1 per bottle sold in select Whole Foods Market locations. Check out this video to learn more about Kimo Sabe’s origin story, and …