Justin’s Goes Nuts for Families on #GivingTuesday

Olivia Hayden Family Fund, Foundation News, Microcredit, Supplier Partnerships 2 Comments

Join the 15,000 individuals who support poverty alleviation through microcredit every month. By joining Whole Planet Foundation’s Family Fund, your recurring monthly gift will provide one or more microloans to entrepreneurs around the world over time. $15.40 per month supports one family with the opportunity for a better life in one …

Empowering Refugees in Lebanon with Al Majmoua

Olivia Hayden Foundation News, Travel 2 Comments

We’re proud to announce that this June, Whole Planet Foundation authorized funds to be distributed through microfinance institution Al Majmoua in Lebanon. Today we disbursed the first tranche of funding to this new partner. The proposed $500,000 from Whole Planet Foundation will support new microcredit loans to over 900 entry-level women …

Sanitation Microfinance in Asia

Claire Kelly Asia and the Pacific, Field Team Blogs, Microcredit 1 Comment

Claire is the Asia/Pacific Regional Director for Whole Planet Foundation.  She is responsible for overseeing and expanding a portfolio spanning the region – from Pakistan to Samoa. Whole Planet Foundation’s partner in Indonesia, KOMIDA, analyzed their client information and determined that about 60% of their clients do not have access …

Field Officer Award in Peru

Olivia Hayden Field Officer Awards, Foundation News, Microcredit Leave a Comment

This quarter, we celebrate field officers from our microfinance partners in Latin America who go above and beyond to serve the most underserved populations in their areas. The often-unsung heroes of microcredit, these officers work to serve borrowers in the field, sometimes traveling hundreds of miles to reach those who …

Field Officer Appreciation Award in El Salvador

Olivia Hayden Foundation News 1 Comment

The success of microfinance depends on the hard work of Field Officers who work with microcredit borrowers around the world. Honoring these heroes of microfinance is one of our Field Team’s favorite quarterly initiatives. The Whole Planet Foundation Latin/North America team received many nominations for outstanding Field Officers working in …

The MFI of the Year for Africa/MENA Region Awarded to INMAA in Morocco

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The MFI of the Year for Africa/MENA region was awarded to our partner in Morocco, INMAA, an organization that has demonstrated consistent growth over recent years. Following a 2009-10 crisis of the once celebrated Moroccan microfinance sector, INMAA had lost half its clients. This crisis was due to unchecked rapid growth, over-indebtedness …

Deepening Our Partnership With CASHPOR Micro Credit

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In September 2014, Whole Planet Foundation made its largest funding commitment to date continuing to support the exceptional work of CASHPOR Micro Credit. $3.61MM was authorized as a local currency zero percent interest loan.  The deeper partnership was spurred by CASHPOR’s laser focus on serving the poor while incorporating the …