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 …

$50,000 Supplier Donors are Funding Her Essential Business in 2021

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This year, we honor generous $50,000 Fund donors who are collectively committing $650,000 in 2021 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. These like-minded brands form the Supplier Alliance of Microcredit, a group of companies committed to supporting microentrepreneurs, primarily women, with opportunities to improve their own lives. The microloans they …

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Campaign to Alleviate Poverty

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For two weeks beginning June 23, shoppers can donate at the registers in Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S., Canada and the UK and online to alleviate poverty in countries that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Since 2006, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed $92 million through microfinance partners in 78 …