10 Gifts that Give Back to Whole Planet Foundation

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As we search for perfect gifts for our loved ones, we often look for those with special meaning. Each year, with this spirit in mind, Whole Planet Foundation curates a list of gift ideas from brands helping us further our mission to fund microcredit around the world. Here are some of our …

Empowering Refugees in Lebanon with Al Majmoua

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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 …

Field Officer Award in Peru

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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

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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 …

#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

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Whole Planet Foundation Advisory Board Member Magatte Wade weighs in on #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou On June 23rd, Rachel, a young woman from Ghana, launched the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou.  She explained to Mashable, “I started this Campaign because I felt that it’s time the world knew the truth about Africans, to hear our stories …