Stories From The Field

Living on One + Whole Planet Foundation: 2017 Update

by: Whole Planet Foundation

This guest blog comes to us from our friends at Living on One, the filmmaking team behind Living on One Dollar. It’s been an exciting year for Living on One, Whole Planet Foundation and the communities in Guatemala that we’ve supported with microloans. Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve raised over $300,000 – funding 1,600 […]

A Dozen More Brands Empowering Entrepreneurs this Holiday

by: Whole Planet Foundation

We’re thankful to have support from a diverse group of individuals and companies who believe in doing more for our global community. Let’s dive in to a dozen more of the many brands supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s poverty alleviation programs this holiday season. Together, we’re investing in a future without poverty! Missed our first post? […]

11 Brands Giving Back this Holiday Season

by: Whole Planet Foundation

When you look for a gift for your loved ones, why not select one that gives back to the global community? It warms our heart to share 11 of the many brands supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s poverty alleviation programs this holiday season. Together, we’re investing in a future without poverty. To thank you – our […]

Giving Thanks: Field Officer Appreciation Award for Africa/Middle East

by: Whole Planet Foundation

It’s the season of giving thanks, and Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance organization and the entrepreneurs financing their businesses with micro-loans. In July 2014 we piloted a new Field Officer Appreciation Award in the Africa/MENA […]

Giving Women Opportunity is Divine

by: Whole Planet Foundation

This guest blog comes to us from our supporters at Divine Chocolate. For the past few years, Divine Chocolate has partnered with Whole Planet Foundation to support its microfinance programs and women’s empowerment initiatives. We are pleased to continue the tradition this year with our Divine Chocolate Advent Calendar giveback program. For every calendar sold, not […]

Rishi Tea: Passion, Empowerment, and Authenticity

by: Whole Planet Foundation

For the past twelve years, Whole Planet Foundation has received generous support from Whole Foods Market® suppliers who donate funds to help people living in poverty access credit in the form of small loans. Partners who give $25,000 per year are called our “Poverty is Unnecessary Fund” partners, as they are helping us drive closer […]

Surya Brasil Empowers Entrepreneurs. You Can Too!

by: Whole Planet Foundation

For the past twelve years, Whole Planet Foundation has received generous support from Whole Foods Market® suppliers who donate funds to help people living in poverty access credit in the form of small loans. Partners who give $25,000 per year are called our “Poverty is Unnecessary Fund” partners, as they are helping us drive closer […]

100 Advocates Join The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

by: Joy Stoddard

Mayor of the City of Austin Steve Adler proclaims October 25th as Poverty Is Unnecessary Day The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $325,000 to alleviate global poverty and the Poverty Is Unnecessary Benefit & Live Auction to celebrate the impact of this work by Whole Planet Foundation and its supporters. […]

Natural Vitality: Solutions for all Stakeholders

by: Whole Planet Foundation

This guest blog post comes to us from Natural Vitality, a new member of Whole Planet Foundation’s $25,000 Poverty is Unnecessary Fund. Natural Vitality supports multiple projects to help provide solutions to the root causes of today’s problems.  We believe that with success comes the responsibility of harnessing that success for improved conditions – for […]

Do you Believe Poverty is Unnecessary? Our Partners Do!

by: Olivia Hayden

Celebrate Poverty is Unnecessary Day October 25 Each year, we celebrate the Whole Foods Market® Global 5% Day that seeded Whole Planet Foundation. On October 25, 2005 these funds helped kickstart the dream of alleviating poverty through microcredit where Whole Foods Market® sources products. For the past twelve years, Whole Planet Foundation has received generous […]

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