Beyond Microfinance

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Access to capital for the poor is absolutely critical if we want to eradicate poverty. It’s why at Whole Planet Foundation, this is what we focus on – raising funds to distribute to microfinance institutions (MFIs) who lend the money out to the poor. Unfortunately, the poorest countries also tend lack …

Whole Planet Foundation Overview

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As Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) continues to grow and we gain fans on Facebook, Twitter and outside the four walls of Whole Foods Market (WFM), it’s hard to keep everyone up to date with what the Foundation is doing. Recently, I was asked by a fan on Facebook if I could …

Fair Trade Friday: Together with Guayaki, we are protecting the Atlantic Rainforest

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Guayaki Yerba Mate is native to an eco-region that borders Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, home to indigenous peoples and over 300 species of flora and fauna. Deforestation due to logging and monoculture has led to rapid loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and carbon emissions in this area. Guayaki has a business model …

Changing Lives

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Look how our partnership with Guayaki is changing lives in South America! Guayaki, supporter of the Whole Planet Foundation’s $10,000 Fund, is the first to bring you certified organic, fairly traded and rainforest-grown yerba maté.  Guayakí works with farmers in South America to promote sustainable growing practices, to preserve and …

The Journey Begins

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   A HUGE thanks to Payal from Cafe Spice for contributing to this blog! My Journey Begins When Café Spice proposed to donate to the Whole Planet Foundation, I decided to take the trip to Kerala with the group.   The WPF asked if I’d like to blog about the visit, …

Volunteer

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead It  wasn’t too long ago that I was still in school and on a Friday afternoon, I may or may not have been sleeping in class (shhh, don’t …

I Love Whole Foods Market!

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I would never have begun to imagine when I scored a job with Whole Foods Market as a grocery sacker/cashier in 2002 that I would end up getting to help people help other people all around the world, but nonetheless, here I am! So far with Whole Planet Foundation I …