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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 June 2018, the foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 72 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $71 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 2.9 million microloans and 15 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 Republic of Tea is Transforming Teatime Into a Positive Force for Good
Since 2012, The Republic of Tea has donated $148,737 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund 2,093 microloans around the globe. This year, they launched their own program to amplify this work. Working with the international nonprofit, the Ethical Tea Partnership, and a local nonprofit, the PALM Foundation, The Republic of Tea has crafted a program in Sri Lanka focused on nutrition, hygiene, and...
Nov 19, 2018 10:35 AM ET
125 Advocates Join the Poverty Is Unnecessary Project
The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes ...
Oct 25, 2018 10:25 AM ET
Pulse Centers: Powering Her Potential with Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Planet Foundation is proud to partner with Pulse Centers, the Gold Sponsor of its Annual Benefit & Auction taking place on October 25, 2018.  This party with a purpose celebrates the foundation’s global impact in 74 countries and aims to motivate more advocates to join its mission. Launched in...
Oct 23, 2018 9:20 AM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project
This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission.  In 2005, Whole Foods Market® launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in communities around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund partners, who...
Oct 10, 2018 9:05 AM ET
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

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