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

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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 …

$25,000 Fund Donors Help Entrepreneurs Build Small Businesses in the U.S., Canada, and Abroad in March

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Suppliers of Whole Foods Market are empowering microentrepreneurs, primarily women, with economic opportunity. These generous brands fund microloans for entrepreneurs living in poverty so they can start or expand a small business, often home-based. With a small loan of around $200, an entrepreneur can purchase essential needs for their small …

Introducing the 2021 Field Officer Awards for Eastern and Southern Africa

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Every year, Whole Planet Foundation honors our partners’ front line field staff who are working directly with microentrepreneurs. In 2021, our partners have continued to navigate the challenges and unpredictability of the COVID pandemic. Their field officers offer services which extend far beyond credit and business capital support. These dedicated …

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Give a Gift that Gives Back to Microentrepreneurs this Holiday Season

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Brands who sell products in Whole Foods Market stores are empowering microentrepreneurs with economic opportunities this holiday season. These like-minded companies are donating a portion of their sales in select Whole Foods Market stores from December 1-31 to Whole Planet Foundation. These funds will be given to entrepreneurs in the …

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Returning to Travel and The Questions That Come First

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While borders have mostly reopened around the world, albeit with travel restrictions and potential quarantines, Whole Planet Foundation has continued to work with our partners virtually while monitoring the global situation, as WPF’s Global Program’s Director outlines in this blog. After 18 months of working virtually, in stark contrast to …

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$25,000 Poverty is Unnecessary Fund Donors Fund Over 1,800 Microloans for Entrepreneurs

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Through Whole Planet Foundation, suppliers of Whole Foods Market are empowering microentrepreneurs with economic opportunity. Funds donated by these brands create microloans for entrepreneurs living in poverty so they can start or expand a small business, often home-based.  With a small loan of under $200, an entrepreneur can start or grow a business …

Whole Planet Foundation Launches 2021 Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

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Every October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation through microcredit in countries around the world where the company sources products. The Poverty is Unnecessary Project …

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Interview with Author Kristin Meekhof

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Kristin Meekhof (pictured front row, first on left) is the author of A Widow’s Guide to Healing.  After meeting microcredit clients in New York, Kristin is donating $1 per book sold to alleviate poverty through Whole Planet Foundation. Here’s why. Q: What inspired you to start writing and start supporting …