Video | Chobani is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Mar 22, 2019 10:30 AM ET

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.  

Chobani joined the Foundation’s mission to alleviate poverty last year, and they have pledged $50,000 as a 2019 Supplier Alliance for Microcredit member to alleviate global poverty. 

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 lift themselves and their families out of poverty through their own hard work.

In September of 2018, Chobani traveled with Whole Planet Foundation on an impact visit to Nepal to meet microcredit clients and see the way our microfinance partner in Nepal serves clients in some of the hardest-to-reach parts of the country. Watch the video.

“Chobani has a history of supporting impactful charitable projects and programs and is proud to continue to partner with Whole Planet Foundation, supporting their work and global efforts to alleviate poverty,” says Jessica Sterling, Regional Business Manager, Natural Channel at Chobani. 

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