Human Resilience, Microfinance, and the Evolution of Potatoes

JP Kloninger Field Team Blogs, Latin America and the Caribbean, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners Leave a Comment

J.P. Kloninger is the Programs Manager for Whole Foods Market Team Member Giving and Whole Planet Foundation’s North America microfinance portfolio. He previously served as Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as Administrator of Finance and Business Analysis.  A native Californian who grew up in Costa Rica, J.P. …

$100K Supplier Partners are Alleviating Global Poverty

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It takes the combined efforts of our generous stakeholders to create opportunities around the globe. Suppliers who sell products in Whole Foods Market stores donate to alleviate global poverty through Whole Planet Foundation. Their contributions fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, living in poverty in the United States and in …

Whole Planet Foundation Top Supplier Donors are Helping to Alleviate Poverty in the United States and Abroad

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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to announce this year’s top supplier donors who are helping to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products.  “With a microcredit loan, an impoverished woman can generate income and lift up …

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

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In Partnership with United Nations Association, Austin Chapter On Wednesday evening, March 4th, Whole Planet Foundation was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with the United Nations Association Austin, Texas Chapter. The theme of the evening event was a reflection on Women and Economic Development. Introductions and opening comments were made by …

Field Officer Award for Asia and the Pacific: Highlights from Vietnam

Claire Kelly Field Officer Awards, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners Leave a Comment

At the end of 2019, WPF invited all partners in the Asia/Pacific region to participate in the field officer appreciation award. After a WPF community vote, there are five grand prize winners and twelve honorable mentions. You’ll notice that all three of WPF’s partners in Vietnam received the top recognition!  This …

The Power of your Holiday Purchase: Part II

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From December 1-31, a group of Whole Foods Market supplier donors are giving 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 …

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 …