Water and Sanitation Finance from KOMIDA in Indonesia

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit 0 Comments

According to The World Bank, approximately 20% of the world’s population does not have a toilet in their home.  Cost can be one challenge for a household.  According to CGAP, “In Indonesia, for example, connection to piped water systems averages $150, while a flush toilet can cost around $250. For comparison, …

KOMIDA’s Social Performance Management Journey

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners 1 Comment

KOMIDA: Investing in a Future without Poverty in Indonesia As part of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual due diligence visits to our microfinance partners around the globe, we observe the presence or absence of “responsible finance indicators” which shed light on how our partners are serving the world’s poorest people. Many …

Sanitation Microfinance in Asia

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit 1 Comment

Claire is the Asia/Pacific Regional Director for Whole Planet Foundation.  She is responsible for overseeing and expanding a portfolio spanning the region – from Pakistan to Samoa. Whole Planet Foundation’s partner in Indonesia, KOMIDA, analyzed their client information and determined that about 60% of their clients do not have access …

Stamping Out Poverty

Olivia Hayden Supplier Partnerships 5 Comments

Since 2008, Whole Planet Foundation has funded microcredit in Indonesia, partnering with KOMIDA to reach more than 35,837 microcredit clients. The impact will soon grow with help from The Blessing Basket Project, who is working to bring opportunity to communities in Indonesia by sourcing scarves and tote bags from local artisans …

Behind the Scenes: Sourcing Fabric for Beauty in All Beings

Katey Gorski Events 4 Comments

This year at Expo West, fabrics sourced from communities where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit were sent down the runway at the fashion show, Beauty in All Beings. Many people contributed to making this inaugural event a spectacular success. In this guest post, our friend and partner Theresa Carrington, CEO of The Blessing …