Sambazon is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Mar 20, 2019 11:00 AM ET
Campaign: Whole Planet

This year, Whole Planet Foundation aims to raise $4 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products. Amplifying this year’s campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market in the Foundation’s top giving levels are collectively donating $1.05 million to fund 31,550 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.  

Sambazon has been a proud donor to Whole Planet Foundation since 2011 and has contributed more than $260,975 to the foundation’s mission to alleviate global poverty through microcredit, with a pledge to donate $50,000 as a member of the Supplier Alliance for Microcredit in 2019.

Microcredit is small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

“Whole Planet’s mission is to alleviate global poverty through access to capital for the world’s most under-served global community. At Sambazon, we partner with over 30,000 family farmers to facilitate sustainable harvesting, manufacturing and marketing of organic Acai to the world through a triple bottom line philosophy – measuring our impact from an environmental, social, and economical perspective. Both missions, at their core, strive to unlock the human potential through commerce in a more just and equitable fashion beyond the current capital model/system,” says Ly Ung of Sambazon.  Watch the video.

Sambazon’s total contributions of $260,975 to Whole Planet Foundation is funding more than 4,100 microloans creating 22,775 opportunities for people to live a better life through their own hard work.

Whole Planet Foundation’s global impact has reached microentrepreneurs in 75 countries thanks to supplier donors - like Sambazon - who have contributed more than $12 million for poverty alleviation.  During March, the generosity of Sambazon is being spotlighted in Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Prosperity Campaign, taking place in Whole Foods Market stores and online.  Please join Sambazon in alleviating poverty and make your donation today to #FundHerFuture.