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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 Whole Foods Market stores from December 1-31 to Whole Planet Foundation. These funds will be given to entrepreneurs in the form …

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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 …

Reaching Entrepreneurs in Somalia through Partnership with KIMS Microfinance

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Whole Planet Foundation is excited to announce our new partnership with KIMS Microfinance in Somalia! Our three-year, $300,000 project with KIMS will support an estimated 1,000 microentrepreneurs through the group business loan product. This project is Whole Planet Foundation’s first with outreach in Somalia beyond the Somaliland region. Financial services …

Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K Raises $25,000 for Low-Income Entrepreneurs

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Five hundred and fifteen participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s 2021 Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit.  Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 145 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 760 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs and their family …

Move for Microcredit during the Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K

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Join the virtual event August 7-14, wherever you are. Whole Planet Foundation is delighted for partners to join our mission of alleviating poverty through microcredit. On average, microcredit loans are less than $200 and enable low-income entrepreneurs, mostly women, to create or expand their own microbusinesses to support their families.  …

Whole Planet Foundation Raises $1.1 Million to Alleviate Poverty Around the Globe

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For two weeks from June 23 – July 6, Whole Foods Market raised $1,114,474 from generous shoppers for Whole Planet Foundation to alleviate poverty in countries supplying Whole Foods Market stores with products. Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market nonprofit dedicated to funding microcredit – small loans usually less …