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 2020, the foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 76 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $87 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 4.3 million microloans and 22.8 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members. See the latest impact and join by donating today

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Realtors Reducing Poverty: Tony Sells SLC
Whole Planet Foundation has been supported by Tony Huston since 2014. Tony was instrumental in his former employer showing up one day to the Whole Foods Market headquarters office in Austin, Texas with a Big Check made out to Whole Planet Foundation for $100,000.  He had heard about Whole Planet Foundation impact from Whole Foods Market team members and wanted to join them and other...
Sep 23, 2020 3:20 PM ET
Last-Mile Investment in Malawi: A Whole Planet Foundation Interview with GGEM Farming's Ko Chijota
The Whole Planet Foundation team is excited to introduce our new partnership with GGEM Farming, a young social enterprise operating out of Nkhotakota, on the shores of Lake Malawi. GGEM Farming is the first partner we are engaging under a new initiative to make our funding more accessible to early stage,...
Sep 18, 2020 12:30 PM ET
How You Can Make an Impact with a $10 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty through microcredit around the globe in countries that supply stores with products.  Currently, that's 25 communities in 19 cities in the Unitest States and 76 other countries. Microcredit is small loans - the current average first loan size is $174 - with no formal contract or collateral, provided to...
Sep 11, 2020 3:20 PM ET
Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World Through Microcredit
Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates 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, mostly home-...
Aug 21, 2020 12:40 PM ET
Why Does Such A Thing Exist? Solidarity Microfinance for Women in the United States
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines poverty as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.” However, what is “usual” or “socially acceptable” can vary quite a bit from one person, family, or community to the next, and certainly from one country to the next.  We are thus compelled to use some sort of criteria or thresholds, formally or...
Aug 17, 2020 10:20 AM ET

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