Whole Planet Foundation has developed our own quality standards for our microfinance partners which are based on industry best practices. We proactively search for like-minded MFIs that are able to grow and serve more microentrepreneurs. Our Field Team first conducts desk due diligence to identify potential partners. After reviewing relevant information, a short list of potential partners is visited in person by our Regional Directors. The field visit is done to see first-hand the approach and practices of an MFI. The field team reviews the nuances of how the program works to assure a potential partner aligns with our view on pro-poor microfinance. We are looking for organizations that have as few barriers to entry as possible while operating on a financially self-sufficient basis.