PepsiCo is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Apr 8, 2019 1:00 PM ET
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This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4.2 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products. Amplifying this year’s campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market in the Foundation’s top giving levels are collectively donating $1.05 million to fund 31,550 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.  

KeVita, a PepsiCo. brand, has joined the Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, pledging $50,000 in 2019 to alleviate global poverty through Whole Planet Foundation.

Microcredit is small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Chakra Earthsong Levy and Bill Moses founded KeVita in 2009. Through their own perseverance as they launched a new brand, they learned how challenging and rewarding it was to start their own business. Today, KeVita proudly supports microentrepreneurs around the globe through an annual contribution to Whole Planet Foundation.

Whole Planet Foundation’s global impact has reached microentrepreneurs in 75 countries thanks to supplier donors - like KeVita - who have contributed more than $12 million for poverty alleviation.  During March, the generosity of KeVita was spotlighted in Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Prosperity Campaign, taking place in Whole Foods Market stores.  Please join KeVita in alleviating poverty and make your donation today to #FundHerFuture.