WPF & Partners Kick Off Virtual 10K Run on August 3rd

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Get ready to sweat for a great cause this summer, because our second annual Virtual 10K Run happens wherever you are from August 3-7! We plan to have over 500 participants running with us during the 5-day event in order to support global poverty alleviation programs, with 100% of run …

Supporting Refugees with Microcredit in Phoenix

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Whole Planet Foundation and donors meet in Arizona to witness a holistic approach to microcredit. With more than 22 million refugees in the world today, Whole Planet Foundation is proud to partner with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) who has been supporting refugees for 40 years. A refugee is defined as …

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WPF Quarterly Progams Update: Quarter 1 – 2017

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By Daniel Zoltani, WPF Global Programs Director with contributions from our field team: Brian Doe, Zoe So, Claire Kelly, and Roxana Newton During Quarter 1, we disbursed $571,000 to our microfinance partners and celebrated a milestone of 2 million microloans funded since inception. Our field team visited 15 countries. Latin …

WPF Quarterly Programs Update: Quarter 1 – 2017

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By Daniel Zoltani, WPF Global Programs Director with contributions from our field team: Brian Doe, Zoe So, Claire Kelly, and Roxana Newton During Quarter 1, we disbursed $571,000 to our microfinance partners and celebrated a milestone of 2 million microloans funded since inception. Our field team visited 15 countries. Latin …

Latin America/North America Field Officer Appreciation Award

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By Roxana Newton, WPF’s Latin/North America Program Manager Whole Planet Foundation is proud to fund microfinance institutions working tirelessly to serve some of the hardest-to-reach entrepreneurs in our program countries. Field Officers, also known as Field Credit Officers or Facilitators, are invaluable to the work of our institutional partners. This …

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 …

Why We Give: $100K Fund Suppliers Create Prosperity

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Creating Prosperity Together This year, we aim to raise $3.2 million for poverty alleviation, and we just crossed the $3 million mark! We couldn’t do this without the help of our supplier partners, Whole Foods Market Team Members and shoppers, online donors, and YOU! As part of this year’s annual …

2017 Prosperity Campaign Aims to Raise $3.2 Million

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Alleviating Poverty around the Globe Today marks the first day of Whole Planet Foundation’s 12th Prosperity Campaign, which funds microfinance organizations and microcredit loans to alleviate poverty where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is $3.2 million, which will give approximately 90,000 opportunities to those living in extreme poverty …