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Whole Planet Foundation

Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of December 2017, the foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 70 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $69 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 2.6 million microloans and more than 14.5 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members. See the latest impact and join by donating today

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Farming + Finance for a Path out of Poverty
 by JP Kloninger, Regional Director for the Americas At Whole Planet Foundation, we hold that microfinance is not a “silver bullet,” but an important component in a series of factors which can permanently lift people, families, and communities out of poverty.  Additionally, because people near the base of the economic pyramid often rely on subsistence farming or basic food...
Sep 14, 2018 10:10 AM ET
INFOGRAPHIC | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Making an Impact on Global Poverty
Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty. With a small loan – the current average first size is $180 - an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a home-based business and generate income for herself and her family.  See ...
Aug 24, 2018 9:55 AM ET
Vital Farms: Making Lasting Change by Supporting Small Businesses
Back in 2007, when Matt and Catherine O’Hayer started pasture-raising hens, their thoughts were never just on the birds in their care, but in using whatever means at their disposal to affect lasting change. Directly, that meant challenging long-held assumptions in the food business – that sustainable could not mean scalable, and vice versa. That challenged Matt to pioneer an entirely new on-...
Aug 15, 2018 9:20 AM ET
Microfinance vs. Informal Finance: A Fair Comparison?
by Claire Kelly, Asia/Pacific Regional Director If microfinance is so effective, then why hasn’t the industry put informal moneylenders out of business? This is the question that a recent paper, ...
Aug 3, 2018 8:35 AM ET
KOMIDA: Investing in a Future Without Poverty in Indonesia
by Claire Kelly, Asia/Pacific Regional Director As part of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual due diligence visits to our microfinance partners around the globe, we observe the presence or absence of “responsible finance indicators” which shed light on how our partners are serving the world’s poorest people. Many of our microfinance partners use or develop strategies to inform...
Jul 26, 2018 9:35 AM ET