“Faftai!” Covid Revival Loans Finance Kava Micro-Entrepreneurs in Vanuatu

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, COVID-19, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners Leave a Comment

Since 2012, Lorina had worked at her own tourism business, selling souvenirs to tourists, particularly those who would arrive on cruise ships to Port Vila.  Lorina joined Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Vanuatu in 2017.  She had previously been involved with a different microfinance program, …

Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Fund Women Entrepreneurs for International Women’s Day During Women’s History Month

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Whole Planet Foundation’s International Women’s Day virtual event during Women’s History Month had 600 participants come together during March to expand women’s opportunities through access to entrepreneurship. Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people – mostly women – with microcredit.  Microcredit is small loans – the current first …

Digging Deep: A Celebration of Asia-Pacific Field Officers in WPF’s Portfolio

Stephanie Manciagli Asia and the Pacific, Field Officer Awards, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners Leave a Comment

Photo above pictures a field officer from NWTF, a Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partner, consulting with a NWTF member following Typhoon Yolanda, in Tacloban, Philippines. Repeating daily affirmations, aloud and silently, has been an important practice for me since I was young, when I began to learn how to not …

The Ripple Effect of Ripple Foods is Powering Women Entrepreneurs

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Ripple Foods, makers of delicious, nutritious plant-based dairy alternative products, is a Platinum Sponsor of Whole Planet Foundation and participated in the International Women’s Day virtual event during Women’s History Month. “I recently had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion with several powerful women and allies to discuss the …

Celebrate #IWD2021 with Whole Planet Foundation March 7-8

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Whole Planet Foundation is celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs during March 7-8 with a virtual event in honor of International Women’s Day. The March 7-8 online event celebrates International Women’s Day and is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities through access to business capital.  Thanks to sponsors, proceeds from the event will fund …

It’s Not All Fun and Games… But Sometimes it is: Gamification and Game Theory in Microfinance

JP Kloninger Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners 1 Comment

To alleviate poverty on a large scale is serious business. There is nothing funny about the living conditions of too many people around the world who struggle to make ends meet for themselves and their families. However, despite its popular connotation implying having fun, the word ‘game’ has at least …

Navigating COVID-19 in Bhutan: Providing Additional Capital to RENEW Microfinance Private Limited

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, COVID-19, Field Team Blogs 1 Comment

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of WPF’s microfinance partners have faced increasing demands from clients for both loans and savings withdrawals.  At the same time, many clients have faced difficulties in making repayments on their existing loans due to slowed business activity and/or travel restrictions and lockdowns.  In response to …

13 More Brands Giving Back This Holiday Season 

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We are grateful to suppliers of Whole Foods Market alleviating poverty with us this holiday season! To date, supplier partners have donated over $14 million to create economic opportunity for those that lack access to financial services in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. We are excited to highlight these additional brands donating a portion of sales to …

Eleven Brands Alleviating Poverty this Holiday Season

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Suppliers of Whole Foods Market are alleviating poverty this holiday season! To date, suppliers have donated over $14 million to create economic opportunity for those who lack access to financial services in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products.   From December 1 –31, 2020, select brands are donating a portion of sales to benefit …