Whole Planet Foundation Partners Raise $206,500 for World’s Poorest Entrepreneurs

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Whole Planet Foundation Partners Raise $206,500 for World’s Poorest Entrepreneurs

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Friday, November 30, 2018 - 9:35am

CAMPAIGN: Whole Planet Foundation

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Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project provides opportunity for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – to take a microcredit loan and create or expand a home-based business for the opportunity to lift themselves and their family members out of poverty through their own hard work and creativity.  Whole Planet Foundation supports impoverished entrepreneurs through microfinance partners in the United States and 74 other countries around the world.

The Poverty is Unnecessary Fund raised $175,000 through members Alaffia, Cedar’s Mediterranean, Health-Ade Kombucha, Natural Vitality, Stacy’s, Surya Brasil and The Republic of Tea.  The Poverty Is Unnecessary Day Annual Benefit & Auction celebrated 13 years of global poverty alleviation and raised $31,500 and awareness through more than 125 new partners and 500 attendees supporting Whole Planet Foundation.  Given the average first loan size and average number of family members supported by the entrepreneur and her loan, these generously donated funds will be disbursed to microfinance partners around the globe, reaching six thousand people with the chance for a better life.

Whole Planet Foundation is grateful to the event volunteers and these event sponsors for working hard to alleviate poverty: Presenting Sponsor PepsiCo Premium Natural Team through its next generation products including IZZE, KeVita, Naked Juice, Quaker, Starbucks, Tazo, Tropicana, Gatorade Organic, Near East, Maker Oats, O.N.E. Coconut Water and Yachak, Platinum Sponsors Adventum and Fair Trade Safaris, Gold Sponsor Pulse Centers, Silver Sponsor Seventh Generation and Bronze Sponsors Brazi Bites, Chobani, funbody project, Loomstate, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Primal Kitchen and Sambazon. 

Learn more and get involved here.