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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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The Spark of Entrepreneurship + Whole Planet Foundation: Part I
Ten years ago, I embarked for a life-changing journey as an intern for Whole Planet Foundation with their microfinance partner, Grameen Bank, in Panajachel, Guatemala. I was 19 years old, a rising Sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, and I had no idea what to expect. I came away completely inspired by the spark of entrepreneurship created by microfinance and found in each woman I...
Jul 20, 2018 12:35 PM ET
Financial Diaries: Lessons From Small Enterprise Foundation in South Africa
by Zoe So, Whole Planet Foundation Eastern/Southern Africa Regional Director  One of the core assumptions of microfinance is that the ability to reach a large number of borrowers helps bring efficiencies, sustainability, and impact. Many microfinance organizations often talk about their success in terms of scale and big picture numbers: how many borrowers do they reach? How big...
Jul 5, 2018 2:10 PM ET
Whole Planet Foundation | Dispatch From the Field - Impact Dashboard Update
Thanks to our microfinance partners around the globe who are working diligently daily to serve the world's poorest people, the average first microloan size we fund decreased over several fiscal quarters from $187 to $184 then $182 to now $180. What does this signify? That our partners continue to serve the unserved and that Whole Planet Foundation funds have created 15 million opportunities...
Jun 28, 2018 12:15 AM ET
Interview: How Dr. Sara Brand Empowers Women Entrepreneurs via True Wealth Ventures
Sara Brand is a new partner to Whole Planet Foundation, delivering a keynote conversation at our June 2, 2018 ...
May 31, 2018 9:35 AM ET
Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Theresa Carrington
Theresa is a long-term donor to Whole Planet Foundation and the founder of Ten By Three™ which reduces poverty in developing countries by using its unique Prosperity Wages® model to pay for artisan products.  Ten By Three™  is also a community partner of the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program in Ghana in west Africa. Q: What inspired you to start your...
May 25, 2018 9:05 AM ET