Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation

Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of June 2019, the foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 74 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $79 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 3.7 million microloans and 19.4 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members. See the latest impact and join by donating today

Videos From This Campaign

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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Ashley Kvamme
Kimo Sabe Mezcal has been supporting Whole Planet Foundation since 2016 with product donations of mezcal for fundraising events and starting this year contributing, through its non-profit organization, $1 per bottle sold in select Whole Foods Market locations. What inspired you to start your business / start...
Sep 12, 2019 8:00 AM ET
New Mobile Phone Services Empower Rural Businesses in Cote D’Ivoire
Last month I went Cote D’Ivoire to visit Whole Planet Foundation long-time microfinance partner Premiere Agence de Microfinance (PAMF), who administers group microloans to rural entrepreneurs and farmers. This visit allowed me to observe the initial roll-out of a new mobile phone-based platform that Whole Planet Foundation provided grant funding to help build. The platform will allow anyone...
Aug 23, 2019 11:25 AM ET
People Power Microcredit: Behind the Scenes in Latin America
This year, we are bringing you People Power Microcredit, a newsletter series that goes behind the scenes to show you the incredible people driving our mission forward. You will meet volunteers, Field Credit Officers, Whole Planet Foundation Team Members, and others dedicated to eradicating poverty and empowering entrepreneurs. This month, meet two field credit officers in Latin America who...
Aug 2, 2019 11:30 AM ET
Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Elizabeth Mack
An incurable Francophile, Elizabeth is uncommonly passionate about language learning – especially the ability of languages to connect people. She holds a Diplôme Supérieur for French business and has worked in research for the Chambre de Commerce in Grenoble, France and as Marketing Coordinator for L’Oréal, Paris. In 2007 she earned an MA in 18th c. French Literature from the University of...
Jul 18, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Global Poverty Through Microcredit
Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty. With a small loan – the current average first size remains at $178 for the second consecutive fiscal quarter - an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a home-based business and generate income...
Jul 9, 2019 10:30 AM ET