Giving Opportunity Throughout the New Year: From Your Family to Theirs

Join the Family Fund and help alleviate global poverty through entrepreneurship
Jan 7, 2019 2:00 PM ET
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Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join the Family Fund, a program that leverages the power of community to alleviate global poverty for families through entrepreneurship.

When you join the Family Fund, you fund an average first microcredit loan for one or more women entrepreneurs around the world. A microcredit loan enables an entrepreneur to start or expand a home-based business, but it also does so much more than that—it creates opportunities for a family each month.

Lifting Her Family

A microcredit loan may be the boost a family needs to afford healthcare for an aging parent, or to pay school fees for every child instead of just one. Financial capital makes it possible for a woman to realize her potential and become self-sufficient, even in parts of the world where she would otherwise be denied that opportunity. And it allows her to leave a legacy for her children in the form of a business, like Bianca, an entrepreneur in Chile.

The average first loan for an entrepreneur in Whole Planet Foundation’s portfolio is less than $200 USD. Please consider giving the gift of opportunity by joining the Family Fund. For as little as $16 a month, you can fund one family’s first loan. Or, you can make a one-time gift to fund microcredit. Since Whole Foods Market covers the foundation's operating costs, 100% of your donation goes directly to funding microcredit, and since microcredit loans are repaid and reloaned in the local community your impact is amplified over time.

Make your donation and start the new year by joining the Family Fund and making a difference each month. Together, we create opportunities for families around the globe.

To learn more about Whole Planet microcredit programs and its impacts on communities in developing nations, visit the Whole Planet Foundation website.