Asia/Pacific Field Officer Appreciation Award

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In the latest edition of the WPF Field Officer (FO) Appreciation Award, the Asia/Pacific Region collected 13 nominations from our regional partners in 2016/17. Congratulations to all the finalists and honorable mention winners! The Finalists WPF awarded prizes to 5 finalists. Each finalist received a $500 prize. The prize was …

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Adding Value in Sri Lanka

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Travel 1 Comment

This blog comes to us from Claire Kelly, WPF’s Regional Director for Asia/Pacific. Adding Value: Berendina’s Enterprise Development Services (EDS) Providing access to credit is the fundamental service of all of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partners. But what is the best way to support borrowers as they use their loan …

Funding Opportunities with Friendship Bridge in Guatemala

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Whole Planet Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with microfinance partner Friendship Bridge, or Puente de Amistad, in Guatemala. Over the course of the next three years, Friendship Bridge will receive $300,000 from Whole Planet Foundation to support its new branch in Huehuetenango. There is an unmet need in …

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Agent Banking in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Zoe So joined Whole Planet Foundation in June 2016 as a Program Manager supporting the Africa and Middle East portfolio. She worked at BRAC USA for three years, where she supported financial inclusion and youth empowerment initiatives in Uganda, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone. Zoe has also worked in operations, grant …

Sanitation Microfinance in Asia

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Claire is the Asia/Pacific Regional Director for Whole Planet Foundation.  She is responsible for overseeing and expanding a portfolio spanning the region – from Pakistan to Samoa. Whole Planet Foundation’s partner in Indonesia, KOMIDA, analyzed their client information and determined that about 60% of their clients do not have access …