Stories From The Field

Enter to Win a Year of Cedar’s Hommus During our Virtual 10K Run

by: Olivia Hayden

What does it mean to go beyond hommus? For Cedar’s, it means telling the truth about what they do and being transparent about how they do it. It means making the food everyone loves without artificial preservatives and additives. Going beyond hommus also means supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s poverty alleviation programs all around the globe. […]

Run Hydrated! Hydration Tips for your 10K Run

by: Whole Planet Foundation

This guest blog comes to us from Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist at Nuun Hydration. This year, Nuun joined WPF’s $10,000 Fund, pledging to fund, on average, 53 average first microloans for impoverished entrepreneurs around the globe this year. Nuun Hydration is a proud sponsor of this year’s Virtual 10K Run, benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Run with us […]

WPF & Partners Kick Off Virtual 10K Run on August 3rd

by: Olivia Hayden

Get ready to sweat for a great cause this summer, because our second annual Virtual 10K Run happens wherever you are from August 3-7! We plan to have over 500 participants running with us during the 5-day event in order to support global poverty alleviation programs, with 100% of run registration fees funding microcredit loans […]

Supplier Donors Experience Microcredit with WPF & Partners

by: Sandy Mariscal

Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings, founder of Whole Planet Foundation’s 100K Fund, dives into poverty alleviation! In addition to supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s mission since 2012 with an annual contribution of $100,000, they have traveled with us to international and domestic projects to witness the impact of their generosity in the field and volunteer alongside community members. David Sugerik, Papyrus-Recycled […]

Supporting Refugees with Microcredit in Phoenix

by: Joy Stoddard

Whole Planet Foundation and donors meet in Arizona to witness a holistic approach to microcredit. With more than 22 million refugees in the world today, Whole Planet Foundation is proud to partner with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) who has been supporting refugees for 40 years. A refugee is defined as someone who must cross an […]

Brownies Create Jobs; Give Back Around the World

by: Joy Stoddard

Greyston Bakery’s unique partnership with Whole Planet Foundation has served to advance both organizations’ social initiatives. In addition to supporting job creation at the Bakery, a percentage of brownie and cookie sales benefit Whole Planet Foundation. We’re proud to be supported by a conscious company who doesn’t hire people to bake brownies but bakes brownies to hire […]

WPF Quarterly Programs Update: Quarter 1 – 2017

by: Daniel Zoltani

By Daniel Zoltani, WPF Global Programs Director with contributions from our field team: Brian Doe, Zoe So, Claire Kelly, and Roxana Newton During Quarter 1, we disbursed $571,000 to our microfinance partners and celebrated a milestone of 2 million microloans funded since inception. Our field team visited 15 countries. Latin America/North America: Regional Overview Grameen […]

Latin America/North America Field Officer Appreciation Award

by: Whole Planet Foundation

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 quarter, we awarded prizes to […]

Reducing Risk by Encouraging Resilience in Microfinance

by: Whole Planet Foundation

This blog comes to us from Zoe So, WPF’s Program Manager for the Africa/Middle East region. Microfinance provides opportunities for borrowers to start and reinvest in businesses; generate income; and carve their own pathways out of poverty. But the path isn’t always so smooth. Poor households are especially vulnerable to economic shocks, ranging from common […]

WPF Partner Jiro-Ve, Innovating Affordable Lighting Solutions in Madagascar

by: Whole Planet Foundation

This blog comes from Zoe So, WPF Program Manager for Africa and the Middle East. Many social enterprises focus on innovation of high-quality products designed to reach low-income customers. By the numbers, this bottom of the pyramid strategy to reach impact and market at scale seems to make sense – analysis of World Bank data […]

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