Veggie Power! Health & Wellness Starts Here

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Join Cece’s Veggie Noodle Company and Whole Kids Foundation for this fun, family-friendly session around the life of a vegetable and the many ways we can eat them. We’ll start in the garden and trace the path vegetables take to make it onto our plates. We’ll invite kids to help …

An Introduction to the Chobani Incubator Program

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The Chobani Incubator is a program for startups taking on broken food systems to bring better food to more people. In addition to equity-free investment, Chobani gives growing food and beverage companies access to Chobani’s business network and expertise in order to scale up their operations and achieve significant growth …

Visualizing Your Dreams

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Join community nonprofit Latinitas for a workshop for girls ages 8-18! Participants will create vision boards using a graphic design platform to depict visual representations of important areas of their lives they wish to grow and succeed in including family life, health, their social circles, education and career, and other topics. …

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Growing Women’s Empowerment Through the Moringa Tree  

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Meet Pierrette, a mother of five, a moringa farmer, and entrepreneur from Benin, West Africa. After tragedy hit her family, she formed a moringa farming cooperative. She was able to pull herself and 133 women members out of poverty by growing, processing, and selling moringa tree leaves. Growing Women’s Empowerment …

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Assessing Poverty with a Stoplight

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This guest blog comes from Roxana Newton, Whole Planet Foundation’s Regional Director for Latin America and North America. Whole Planet supports microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving vulnerable communities and promoting financial inclusion throughout these communities throughout the world. You may be wondering: how do WPF partners identify their target client and communities? How do …

Field Notes from Paraguay

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This guest blog comes to us from Adelle Housker, who visited Paraguay on the Whole Foods Market® Team Member Volunteer Program in September 2017. “When it’s really hot, that sometimes happens,” said our guide, Maria del Mar. The lights and air conditioning died while we were eating lunch at a …

Living on One + Whole Planet Foundation: 2017 Update

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This guest blog comes to us from our friends at Optimist, the filmmaking team behind Living on One Dollar. It’s been an exciting year for Living on One, Whole Planet Foundation and the communities in Guatemala that we’ve supported with microloans. Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve raised over $300,000 …

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A Dozen More Brands Empowering Entrepreneurs this Holiday

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We’re thankful to have support from a diverse group of individuals and companies who believe in doing more for our global community. Let’s dive in to a dozen more of the many brands supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s poverty alleviation programs this holiday season. Together, we’re investing in a future without …

Giving Thanks: Field Officer Appreciation Award for Africa/Middle East

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It’s the season of giving thanks, and Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance organization and the entrepreneurs financing their businesses with micro-loans. In July 2014 we piloted a new Field Officer …