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

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Whole Planet Foundation | Dispatch from the Field
Loosely translated, borrowers from Fonkoze’s Okoto branch are singing ‘Women are like reeds. They can cut us down. They can uproot us. But when the rain comes back, we will bloom again.’ 
Jun 9, 2017 8:05 AM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Virtual 10k Run Fundraiser
This summer, Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join an online community of runners to help fund opportunities for impoverished entrepreneurs in all over the world. A "Virtual" 10K Run happens on your time, anywhere you are between August 3-7. Run, skip, jump, or walk 10 kilometers any time between August 3-7 and be...
May 31, 2017 8:15 AM ET
Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World: You Can Make a Lasting Difference
Whole Planet Foundation funds microloans in cities in the United States through four microfinance partners who work with poor entrepreneurs to create or expand small businesses and generate income for themselves and their familes.  We are alleviating poverty in Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark,...
May 24, 2017 8:10 AM ET
Reducing Risk by Encouraging Resilience
Microfinance provides opportunities for borrowers to start and reinvest in businesses; generate income; and carve their own pathways out of poverty. But the path isn’t always so smooth. Poor households are especially vulnerable to economic shocks, ranging from common situations like illness and death in the family, to exceptional crises like health epidemics, natural disasters, and political...
May 12, 2017 8:15 AM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Funds New Partner in Ghana
In April 2017, Whole Planet Foundation signed a contract with a new microfinance partner in greater Accra called ID Ghana. To gain insight into the bustling Makola market in Accra, it may be helpful to read this 2015 article in the...
May 5, 2017 9:30 AM ET