Stories From The Field

WPF Funds $300,000 in Ghana with New Partner

by: Brian Doe

This blog post comes to us from Brian Doe, WPF Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East. In April 2017, WPF signed a contract with a new microfinance partner in greater Accra called ID Ghana. To gain insight into the bustling Makola market in Accra, it may be helpful to read this 2015 article […]

This Earth Day, Nourish your Body and Create Prosperity with Moringa

by: Whole Planet Foundation

This guest blog feature comes to us from Emma Giloth of Kuli Kuli. From April 19 to May 2, for every Kuli Kuli product sold at participating Whole Foods Market stores, Kuli Kuli will plant a moringa tree and donate 15% of each sale towards funding loans for micro-entrepreneurs with Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partners. Moringa […]

Asia/Pacific Field Officer Appreciation Award

by: Claire Kelly

In the latest edition of the WPF Field Officer (FO) Appreciation Award, the Asia/Pacific Region collected 13 nominations from our regional partners in 2016/17. Congratulations to all the finalists and honorable mention winners! The Finalists WPF awarded prizes to 5 finalists. Each finalist received a $500 prize. The prize was split between a cash prize […]

Welcoming New Partners to the Class of 2017

by: Olivia Hayden

Suppliers Pledge Support in 2017 Since 2005, our partners who supply Whole Foods Market with products have given over 9 million dollars to alleviate poverty through microcredit. In 2016, partners contributed $2.1 million to help people around the world with a chance for a better life. Each year, new partners join us and some partners choose […]

Why We Give: $100K Fund Suppliers Create Prosperity

by: Olivia Hayden

Creating Prosperity Together This year, we aim to raise $3.2 million for poverty alleviation, and we just crossed the $3 million mark! We couldn’t do this without the help of our supplier partners, Whole Foods Market Team Members and shoppers, online donors, and YOU! As part of this year’s annual Prosperity Campaign, each of the […]

Adding Value in Sri Lanka

by: Claire Kelly

This blog comes to us from Claire Kelly, WPF’s Regional Director for Asia/Pacific. Adding Value: Berendina’s Enterprise Development Services (EDS) Providing access to credit is the fundamental service of all of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partners. But what is the best way to support borrowers as they use their loan capital to start or grow […]

Why We Give: $50K Supplier Alliance for Microcredit

by: Olivia Hayden

Creating Prosperity Together This year, we aim to raise $3.2 million for poverty alleviation during our Annual Prosperity Campaign. We couldn’t do this without the help of our supplier partners, Whole Foods Market Team Members and shoppers, online donors, and YOU! As part of this year’s Prosperity Campaign, Alaffia, Hain Celestial, Hiball Energy, IZZE, Mamma […]

2017 Prosperity Campaign Aims to Raise $3.2 Million

by: Whole Planet Foundation

Alleviating Poverty around the Globe Today marks the first day of Whole Planet Foundation’s 12th Prosperity Campaign, which funds microfinance organizations and microcredit loans to alleviate poverty where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is $3.2 million, which will give approximately 90,000 opportunities to those living in extreme poverty around the world – in […]

Funding Opportunities with Friendship Bridge in Guatemala

by: Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with microfinance partner Friendship Bridge, or Puente de Amistad, in Guatemala. Over the course of the next three years, Friendship Bridge will receive $300,000 from Whole Planet Foundation to support its new branch in Huehuetenango. There is an unmet need in the country, especially in the […]

Whole Planet Foundation® and partners to host pre-GRAMMY® benefit in Hollywood

by: Olivia Hayden

Produced by Clamorhouse and featuring performances by 6 leading acts On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, Whole Planet Foundation, Clamorhouse and other valued partners will honor Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, co-founders of Alaffia, for alleviating poverty in Togo and around the globe. The biennial celebration will take place at Whole Planet Foundation’s pre-GRAMMY benefit, […]

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