Why Does Such A Thing Exist? Solidarity Microfinance for Women in the United States

JP Kloninger Microcredit, Microfinance Partners, The United States Leave a Comment

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines poverty as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.”  However, what is “usual” or “socially acceptable” can vary quite a bit from one person, family, or community to the next, and certainly from one country to …

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

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In Partnership with United Nations Association, Austin Chapter On Wednesday evening, March 4th, Whole Planet Foundation was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with the United Nations Association Austin, Texas Chapter. The theme of the evening event was a reflection on Women and Economic Development. Introductions and opening comments were made by …

Whole Planet Foundation and Major Donors are Alleviating Poverty in Florida through Grameen America

Joy Stoddard 100K Supplier Partners, 25K Supplier Partners, 50K Supplier Partners, The United States, Whole Foods Market Stores Leave a Comment

Featured photo: Some of our group with microcredit client Yareli and her daughter, in her bakery. Photo courtesy of Olivia Hayden. Whole Planet Foundation alleviates poverty in 17 cities in the United States and 75 additional countries that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. In Miami, the Foundation supports …

Whole Planet Foundation and Donors Visit Harlem Entrepreneurs Supported by Grameen America

Joy Stoddard Microfinance Partners, Supplier Partnerships, The United States Leave a Comment

Whole Planet Foundation has funded microfinance partner Grameen America since 2007, contributing $4.7 million to date to alleviate poverty in the United States in 14 cities including New York. Grameen America is dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women who live in poverty build businesses to generate income for themselves and their …

Supporting Refugees with Microcredit in Phoenix

Joy Stoddard Domestic Microlending, Foundation News, Microcredit, The United States, Travel 3 Comments

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 …

WPF Invests $500K in Boston

Joy Stoddard Domestic Microlending, News, The United States Leave a Comment

With our partner Grameen America, Supplier Alliance for Microcredit donors Seventh Generation, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, shoe vendor SR Max and Whole Foods Market Boston-area team members visited clients during an extraordinary day! We were able to meet ten empowered businesswomen like Damaris who runs her neighborhood restaurant that grew out of …

Mr Ogou Phoenix

IRC & Whole Planet Foundation Give Opportunity in Phoenix

Olivia Hayden Domestic Microlending, Foundation News, The United States Leave a Comment

Whole Planet Foundation recently received this story from the IRC in Phoenix, one of our microfinance partners in the United States. Since 2008, we have given opportunity to more than 30,000 clients in 14 U.S. cities thanks to partners like IRC. All photo credits: Lindy Drew. Mr. Koffi Ogou came …