Celebrating Impact in Egypt with GFW on International Widows Day

Whole Planet Foundation Microcredit, Microfinance Partners, The Middle East and North Africa Leave a Comment

This blog post comes from our microfinance partner Global Fund for Widows (GFW) in Egypt. It originally appeared here on the Global Fund for Widows website. On the 10th anniversary of International Widows Day, the Global Fund for Widows and its partner Whole Planet Foundation, mark an important milestone in …

Giving Thanks: Field Officer Award for Africa and the Middle East

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Awards, Sub-Saharan Africa, The Middle East and North Africa 2 Comments

Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from WPF’s partners. This means long days …

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Fair Trade Safaris: Experience the Best of Africa while Making an Impact

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This guest blog comes to us from Fair Trade Safaris, a new donor supporting our mission and Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Party with a Purpose Benefit in Austin, Texas. You can bid on a Fair Trade Safari package at this year’s event or online. Bid online from anywhere on …

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WPF Funds New Partner in Egypt: Global Fund for Widows

Brian Doe Microfinance Partners, The Middle East and North Africa 3 Comments

Whole Planet Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved a grant to support the growth of an innovative business loan program in Egypt supporting widows and other female heads of households (FHHs) in rural communities of Upper Egypt. The program is designed to economically empower widows and FHHs by increasing their …

Microfinance Institutions of the Year Make an Impact in their Communities

Katey Gorski Asia and the Pacific, Foundation News, The Middle East and North Africa Leave a Comment

In January 2015, we launched the Microfinance Institution (MFI) of the Year Award to acknowledge and appreciate our outstanding partners demonstrating leadership in the microfinance industry both regionally and globally.  The award features organizations that continue to responsibly provide sound financial services while incorporating new, more and/or better products and services for …