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 2021, the Foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 78 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $93 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 5.2 million microloans and 27.6 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members. See the latest impact here.  For partnership opportunities, contact Whole Planet Foundation's Development & Outreach Director Joy.Stoddard@wholefoods.com, 3BL newsroom lead since 2017. 

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Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K Raises $25,000 for Low-Income Entrepreneurs
Five hundred and fifteen participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s 2021 Power Your Purpose...
Sep 9, 2021 10:15 AM ET
Infographic: Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Are Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World Through Microcredit
Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan – the current average first loan size is $174 – an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, often home-...
Aug 27, 2021 10:15 AM ET
$10,000 Fund Partners Power Her Purpose with Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K
Whole Planet Foundation’s $10,000 Fund partners are committed to supporting microentrepreneurs around the world via Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K from August 7-14. To date, suppliers of Whole Foods Market have donated over $15 million to alleviate poverty in the United States and 77 other countries around the globe. Each of these brands are committed to...
Aug 12, 2021 12:05 PM ET
People Are Moving for Microcredit during the Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K
Whole Planet Foundation is delighted for partners to join our mission of alleviating poverty through microcredit, wherever they are! On average, microcredit loans are less than $200 and enable low-income entrepreneurs, mostly women, to create or expand their own microbusinesses to support their families.  Whole Planet Foundation alleviates poverty in 78 countries in Africa, Asia and the...
Aug 6, 2021 5:30 PM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Campaign Raises $1.1 Million to Alleviate Poverty Around the Globe
For two weeks during June 23 and July 6, shoppers at Whole Foods Market donated $1,114,464 to Whole Planet Foundation at the registers in the U.S., Canada and...
Jul 21, 2021 11:55 AM ET

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