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Assessing Poverty with a Stoplight

Whole Planet Foundation Field Team Blogs, Latin America and the Caribbean, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners, Travel 0 Comments

This guest blog comes from Roxana Newton, Whole Planet Foundation’s Regional Director for Latin America and North America. Whole Planet supports microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving vulnerable communities and promoting financial inclusion throughout these communities throughout the world. You may be wondering: how do WPF partners identify their target client and communities? How do …

Field Notes from Paraguay

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This guest blog comes to us from Adelle Housker, who visited Paraguay on the Whole Foods Market® Team Member Volunteer Program in September 2017. “When it’s really hot, that sometimes happens,” said our guide, Maria del Mar. The lights and air conditioning died while we were eating lunch at a …

Microfinance Institutions of the Year Make an Impact in their Communities

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In January 2015, we launched the Microfinance Institution (MFI) of the Year Award to acknowledge and appreciate our outstanding partners demonstrating leadership in the microfinance industry both regionally and globally.  The award features organizations that continue to responsibly provide sound financial services while incorporating new, more and/or better products and services for …

Mercedes Recognized for Her Dedication to Serving Microcredit Clients in Paraguay

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Mercedes is one of ten Field Officers we have recognized for their work in Latin America and the Caribbean, and works with our microfinance partner in Paraguay, Fundación Paraguaya. Whole Planet Foundation funds Fundación Paraguaya in the sugar cane producing region of Villarrica, where the success of the program depends on dedicated …