Preparedness as a Pathway to Resilience in Haiti

Stephanie Manciagli Latin America and the Caribbean, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners, Travel 2 Comments

As new natural and economic disasters arise year after year, resilience and preparedness become increasingly important. With every new threat, families around the world mull over the same considerations: How would we receive warnings in the event of an emergency? How would we obtain our daily medications? Just as we …

Entrepreneurship in Nepal through the Microfranchise Approach

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Foundation News, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners 1 Comment

Kalpavriksha is one of the newest social enterprise partners in our Asia/Pacific portfolio.  Kalpavriksha belongs to Pollinate Group and its sister organization, Asha Kiran, operates in India.  Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) typically supports organizations who use financing as a means of supporting entrepreneurship for low income communities.  Kalpavriksha’s program adds …

Coronavirus is the Latest Dire Challenge Facing Poor Entrepreneurs in Ghana

Brian Doe Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners Leave a Comment

ID Ghana is helping build strong foundations to help them weather tough times. This is a photo of a loan group called Unity Group made up of microentrepreneurs in the poor, northern Accra suburb of Pokuase served by Whole Planet Foundation’s Ghanaian microfinance partner ID Ghana. I visited this group …

woman wearing kevita shirt with entrepreneurs in south africa

Supplier Alliance for Microcredit $50,000 Annual Donors are Alleviating Poverty with Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation 50K Supplier Partners, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 2 Comments

This year, we honor generous members of the Supplier Alliance for Microcredit annual $50,000 giving level who are collectively committing $650,000 in 2020 to alleviate poverty in the United States and around the world through microcredit. These like-minded brands are committed to supporting microentrepreneurs, primarily women, with opportunity. The microloans they …

Human Resilience, Microfinance, and the Evolution of Potatoes

JP Kloninger Field Team Blogs, Latin America and the Caribbean, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners 2 Comments

J.P. Kloninger is the Programs Manager for Whole Foods Market Team Member Giving and Whole Planet Foundation’s North America microfinance portfolio. He previously served as Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as Administrator of Finance and Business Analysis.  A native Californian who grew up in Costa Rica, J.P. …

$100K Supplier Partners are Alleviating Global Poverty

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It takes the combined efforts of our generous stakeholders to create opportunities around the globe. Suppliers who sell products in Whole Foods Market stores donate to alleviate global poverty through Whole Planet Foundation. Their contributions fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, living in poverty in the United States and in …

Whole Planet Foundation Top Supplier Donors are Helping to Alleviate Poverty in the United States and Abroad

Whole Planet Foundation 100K Supplier Partners, 50K Supplier Partners, Foundation News, Press Releases, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 1 Comment

Whole Planet Foundation is proud to announce this year’s top supplier donors who are helping to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products.  “With a microcredit loan, an impoverished woman can generate income and lift up …