Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

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In Partnership with United Nations Association, Austin Chapter On Wednesday evening, March 4th, Whole Planet Foundation was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with the United Nations Association Austin, Texas Chapter. The theme of the evening event was a reflection on Women and Economic Development. Introductions and opening comments were made by …

Field Officer Award for Asia and the Pacific: Highlights from Vietnam

Claire Kelly Field Officer Awards, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit, Microfinance Partners Leave a Comment

At the end of 2019, WPF invited all partners in the Asia/Pacific region to participate in the field officer appreciation award. After a WPF community vote, there are five grand prize winners and twelve honorable mentions. You’ll notice that all three of WPF’s partners in Vietnam received the top recognition!  This …

The Power of your Holiday Purchase: Part II

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From December 1-31, a group of Whole Foods Market supplier donors are giving a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and …

The Power of your Holiday Purchase: Part I

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From December 1-31, Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation.  Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of …

Giving Thanks: Field Officer Award for Africa and the Middle East

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Awards, Sub-Saharan Africa, The Middle East and North Africa 2 Comments

Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from WPF’s partners. This means long days …

Power your Turkey Trek 10K with Evolve Cashew Cookie Dough Bites

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Evolve is thrilled to join Whole Planet Foundation this year as a new member of the $10,000 Fund. Evolve plant-based protein shakes, bars, and protein powders can be a great addition to your active lifestyle. Evolve’s donation this year will fund 56 microloans, providing approximately 299 opportunities for entrepreneurs and …

Reaching Entrepreneurs in Ukraine with Anisia

Brian Doe Eastern Europe, Field Team Blogs, Travel Leave a Comment

In Ukraine, Whole Planet Foundation is helping local Credit Union Anisia to better serve very small rural enterprises with financing that adapts the successful group loan methodology used internationally, but rarely in Central and Eastern Europe. Anisia launched this new outreach strategy to Ukrainian entrepreneurs by partnering with an innovative …

10K Turkey Trekkers and $10,000 Fund Partners are Moving for Microcredit

Olivia Hayden 10K Supplier Partners, Events, Whole Foods Market Stores 1 Comment

Compete in our Virtual 10K Activity Challenge during November to create opportunity Grab your running shoes, kayak, skateboard, or whatever gets you moving and travel 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or more between November 1-30th to complete the Whole Planet Foundation Turkey Trek Challenge to support micro entrepreneurs. Set your own …

Financial Inclusion for What? Celebrating Financial Inclusion Week with a profile of CASHPOR

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

During this year’s Financial Inclusion Week, Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion asks, “Financial Inclusion for What?” In other words, what are the main goals that financial inclusion is striving to achieve? Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) has been a unique capital provider in the financial inclusion space for almost 15 years. …