Introducing Bidhaa Sasa, WPF’s Newest Partner in Kenya

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We’re excited to introduce Bidhaa Sasa, Whole Planet Foundation’s newest partner in Kenya. Bidhaa Sasa sells, delivers, and finances beneficial products to low income populations in rural areas. Our team likes their client-centric approach to affordable credit, responsive customer service, and attention to internal systems. Bidhaa Sasa means “Products now!” …

7 More Brands Giving Back this Holiday Season

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88 Acres Woman-founded 88 Acres first opened its doors in Boston, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit through microfinance partner Grameen America. Their goal was to open their bakery in an area of need to drive job growth in the community. Through their continued partnership with Whole Planet Foundation, 88 Acres …

Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part I

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Divine Chocolate Divine Chocolate is proud to partner with Whole Planet Foundation and continue the tradition of donating five cents of every Divine Chocolate Advent Calendar sold at Whole Foods Market to Whole Planet Foundation. Partnering with Whole Planet Foundation on their microfinance and women’s empowerment programs supports Divine Chocolate’s …

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

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During this holiday season, our team is thankful to our network of microfinance institutions, the implementing partners who administer the microloans Whole Planet Foundation funds. These partners employ staff members who serve microcredit clients, sometimes traveling miles by foot or motorbike to reach some of the least-served entrepreneurs around the …

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Join our $10K Donors and our Turkey Trek 10K Challenge

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Trek with Us this Thanksgiving Week Our Turkey Trek Virtual 10K starts today, and you can still join us! Grab your running shoes, swimsuit, skateboard, or whatever gets you moving and travel 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or more between November 19-26th to complete the challenge. Registration remains open for the duration of the Trek, …

Cash Shortages Create Problems in Zimbabwe

Zoe So Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa, Travel 2 Comments

A few months ago, I visited WPF partner Thrive Zimbabwe with Daniel Zoltani, Whole Planet Foundation’s Global Director of Programs. We met many micro-entrepreneurs who had taken loans from Thrive for their small businesses. Some grew mushrooms to sell in the market and to stores. Others traveled to South Africa …

Whole Foods Market Suppliers are Alleviating Poverty Together

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Join us in celebrating 13 years of poverty alleviation! In 2005, Whole Foods Market chose microcredit as the vehicle by which it would support global communities where the company sources products. A company-wide Global 5% Day on October 25th resulted in $525,000, which launched Whole Planet Foundation’s mission to fund …

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125 Advocates Join the Poverty is Unnecessary Fund

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