Whole Planet Foundation and Sponsors Fund Women Entrepreneurs in Honor of Women’s History Month

Joy Stoddard Foundation News, International Women's Day

During Women’s History Month, Whole Planet Foundation and sponsors joined together to alleviate global poverty, celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and collectively raise funds to support them with microcredit. Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty in the United States and around the …

Reaching Entrepreneurs in Somalia through Partnership with KIMS Microfinance

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Whole Planet Foundation is excited to announce our new partnership with KIMS Microfinance in Somalia! Our three-year, $300,000 project with KIMS will support an estimated 1,000 microentrepreneurs through the group business loan product. This project is Whole Planet Foundation’s first with outreach in Somalia beyond the Somaliland region. Financial services …

Whole Foods Market Foundations Launch Communities Campaign to Support Local and Global Communities

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Shoppers & suppliers help alleviate poverty, improve children’s nutrition and expand healthy food access and nutrition education during two-week campaign. Whole Foods Market’s three philanthropic Foundations have combined forces to kick off the Communities Campaign today, a two-week drive to raise awareness and funds, enabling shoppers to join the retailer …

WPF and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis: Update

Daniel Zoltani COVID-19, Field Team Blogs, Foundation News, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners 1 Comment

In March, I wrote the blog Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis around how those living in poverty are already in a more vulnerable position, which can be further exacerbated during any external shock such as war, earthquakes, droughts or health crises. Seven months into …

Last-Mile Investment in Malawi: An Interview with GGEM Farming’s Ko Chijota

Zoe So Field Team Blogs, Foundation News, Microfinance Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa 1 Comment

The Whole Planet Foundation team is excited to introduce our new partnership with GGEM Farming, a young social enterprise operating out of Nkhotakota, on the shores of Lake Malawi. GGEM Farming is the first partner we are engaging under a new initiative to make our funding more accessible to early …

The Pledge to Protect Microfinance Institutions and Their Clients From the Economic Effects of COVID-19

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Whole Planet Foundation has recently signed onto the Key Principles to Protect Microfinance Institutions and their Clients in the COVID-19 Crisis, supporting dialogue and collective action to help microfinance institutions support their clients in this difficult period. Similarly WPF has been following and is supportive of other similar efforts including …

Entrepreneurship in Nepal through the Microfranchise Approach

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Foundation News, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners 1 Comment

Kalpavriksha is one of the newest social enterprise partners in our Asia/Pacific portfolio.  Kalpavriksha belongs to Pollinate Group and its sister organization, Asha Kiran, operates in India.  Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) typically supports organizations who use financing as a means of supporting entrepreneurship for low income communities.  Kalpavriksha’s program adds …

$100K Supplier Partners are Alleviating Global Poverty

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It takes the combined efforts of our generous stakeholders to create opportunities around the globe. Suppliers who sell products in Whole Foods Market stores donate to alleviate global poverty through Whole Planet Foundation. Their contributions fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, living in poverty in the United States and in …