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

Content from this campaign

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
Chobani is Changing the World One Yogurt At A Time
Whole Planet Foundation is proud to be supported by Chobani with $100,000 in donations in 2018 and a commitment for $50,000 this year. Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya’s new TED TALK centers on “the Anti-CEO Playbook” – his advocacy for a new way of doing business around community, responsibility,...
Jun 25, 2019 8:30 AM ET
Mobile Money Meets Traditional Microfinance in Kenya
At a microfinance group meeting of a Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partner, you might see a lot of paper: piles of cash, thick record books to record attendance and meeting minutes; repayment schedules; group loan balance reports; passbooks. At the branch office, too, more paper: stacks and binders and file cabinets...
Jun 13, 2019 12:10 PM ET
People Power Microcredit: Whole Planet Foundation’s Daniel Zoltani
Each month, we will take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the teams that are dedicated to empowering the world’s poorest people to become entrepreneurs. You will meet Field Officers, volunteers, and Whole Planet Foundation staff. Through their stories you will get a glimpse into a day on the job—whether it is in Austin, Texas or Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Jun 4, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign Surpasses $4 Million for Microentrepreneurs
With the tremendous support of Whole Foods Market shoppers, team members and volunteers, donors, and corporate partners, the Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign raised $4,249,706 during the month of March.  These efforts will support more than 128,000 people with the chance to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit.  Each year, Whole Foods Market shoppers can...
May 30, 2019 8:00 AM ET