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Empowering Individuals in the Global Community Through Entrepreneurship
If you're looking for more ways to get involved, Whole Planet Foundation and BlueAvocado have launched a “Make Change. Not Waste.” mobile iphone application that rewards Whole Foods Market shoppers with coupons for green lifestyle actions, while raising awareness and donations to alleviate global poverty through microcredit.
Through the Make Change, Not Waste initiative, you can donate to Whole Planet Foundation by purchasing these Whole Foods Market® exclusive reusable shopping bags inspired by entrepreneurs around the globe. Your $1 will fund poverty alleviation through microcredit and is repaid and reloaned again and again in rural communities, thereby impacting many people.
Sponsored by Blue Avocado
$ 72,807MONEY DONATED
597,015 lbsWASTE REDUCED
Whole Planet Foundation funds poverty alleviation in communities worldwide where Whole Foods Market sources products. The inspiration for BlueAvocado's designs below comes from the artisan work of microcredit clients around the globe.
Featured here are five unique patterns typical to these countries. Please visit your local Whole Foods Market store* to see how you can participate in the Make Change, Not Waste initiative.
Bright fabrics like this one are Peru’s trademark and often depict Peruvian landscapes or local wildlife. Learn about microcredit clients in Peru and around the world.
Inspired by tais weavings that are used for ceremonial adornment, home décor and personal apparel in East Timor. Learn about microcredit clients in East Timor and around the world.
Highlights the intricate work of Kenyan textile workers, who sell cloth like this to help support their families. Learn about microcredit clients in Kenya and around the world.
Weaving is a common micro-business for women in India, and this design is inspired by the stunning, colorful saris they make and wear. Learn about microcredit clients in India and around the world.
Inspired by bright and colorful Turkish handcrafted mosaic art. Learn about microcredit clients in Turkey and around the world.
In addition to reusable shopping bags, select Whole Foods Market stores also sell a microcredit client-inspired backpack, perfect for taking your groceries on the go.