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Empowering Individuals in the Global Community Through Entrepreneurship
As of February 2013, Whole Planet Foundation has committed, through implementing partners, more than $34 million in microloans to more than 260,000 poor women in 55 countries, supporting more than 1.5 million people to change their own lives. 100 percent of donations directly benefit microcredit clients, as Whole Foods Market covers all the operating costs of Whole Planet Foundation.
Whole Planet Foundation is proud to have partnered with more than 200 suppliers to empower impoverished families in communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Whole Foods Market supplier supporters have contributed more than $5.1 million to date to support microlending projects through Whole Planet Foundation.
We invite you to join our mission to empower impoverished families around the world in countries that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. There are many different levels of support, each one giving microentrepreneurs in our global communities an opportunity for a new life.
2013 Supplier Programs Overview: US and Canada Partners
2013 Supplier Programs Overview: UK Partners
The Supplier Alliance for Microcredit is an alliance of like-minded companies planting seeds of prosperity around the globe. Each supplier’s annual $50,000 donation provides funding for microcredit projects worldwide.
The Poverty is Unnecessary Fund involves a $25,000 annual donation that provides expansion funds for new microlending projects.
The Ten Thousand Dollar Fund involves a $10,000 annual donation that provides expansion funds for new microlending projects.
The Microloan a Month Fund enables ongoing monthly donations in the amount of Whole Planet Foundation’s average loan size, currently $162.
Through the Scanback Program, a portion of sales of specific products in Whole Foods Market stores are donated to Whole Planet Foundation.
The Whole Planet Foundation annual calendar includes product coupons and raises awareness of global poverty and the benefits of microcredit. A full 100% of calendar sales provides expansion funds for microcredit projects worldwide.
Whole Planet Foundation and BlueAvocado have partnered to launch 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. The app provides Whole Foods Market customers with badges and coupons from a catalog of more than 50 green lifestyle behaviors like using a reusable bag, recycling and biking to work. After completing 10 green actions, the customer can unlock one of more than 10 coupons from leading green brands, or they can choose to donate a percentage of the coupon value back to Whole Planet Foundation.
To learn more about any of these programs, please contact WPF’s Marketing and Outreach Specialist, Lauren Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.