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MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Expand “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families”

Initiative Featuring Sesame Street Muppets to Reach Families in Japan, Mexico, and Brazil
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sesame Workshop and MetLife Foundation announced a new phase of their successful “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families” initiative. This expansion will reach both children and adults in Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. New broadcast and digital channel content will be developed to build awareness and influence audiences, including caregivers, on a national scale. High-touch community-level initiatives will engage lower-income communities through in-school programs and community activities where families spend time together.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Campaign to Alleviate Global Poverty

Partners Commit $1.05 Million for Microcredit
Press Release

On Friday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $4 million to increase the foundation’s current reach of 75 countries and 17 U.S. cities.

Multi-Year Effort Launches to Help Millions of Financially Vulnerable People Build Savings & Economic Opportunity

Employers, Retailers and Financial Service Providers to ‘Make Wealth Common’
Press Release

BOSTON & NEW YORK, February 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Decades of research points to the material, psychological and social value of wealth. Yet, building financial security is a persistent challenge for lower-income Americans who continue to become less wealthy, not more. In fact, more than 40 percent of people in the United States cannot cover an unexpected $400 emergency expense, according to the Federal Reserve.

Ultra-Poor Graduation Partnership to Reach 4000 in Burundi

by Zoe So
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Whole Planet Foundation was founded to reach people living in poverty around the globe where Whole Foods Market sources products. We are excited to announce our new partnership with Concern Worldwide in Burundi to support their Terintambwe program, which provides case management services to ultra-poor households so they have opportunities to become more self-sufficient and start small businesses.

Finance for Vulnerable Populations: Why Blockchain Might Be a Force for Good

From helping those with limited access to bank accounts to tracking tuna – the applications are broad
Article

As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the technology may have great potential to advance social good.

FCA US Launches Student Loan Refinancing Benefit with CommonBond for Business™ to Help Employees Tackle Student Debt

Summary: 
  • FCA US among the first automotive companies to offer student loan refinancing as a benefit
  • Continues tradition as a leader in providing attractive, innovative benefits to employees
Press Release
  • FCA US among the first automotive companies to offer student loan refinancing as a benefit
  • Continues tradition as a leader in providing attractive, innovative benefits to employees

Data, Technology, and Women’s Economic Empowerment

Blog

This post was written by guest blogger Charu Adesnik, Deputy Director of the Cisco Foundation.

Our economic empowerment programs connect underserved people to skills, meaningful employment, financial products and services, and opportunities they need to thrive and develop careers.

Whole Planet Foundation Gives "Field Officer Award: Africa and the Middle East"

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To kick off 2019, the Whole Planet Foundation team would like to thank our network of microfinance organizations, the implementing partners who administer the microloans Whole Planet Foundation funds. These partners employ staff members who serve microcredit clients, sometimes traveling miles by foot or motorbike to reach some of the least-served entrepreneurs around the globe. Every quarter, we honor these staff members, or Field Officers, by asking our partner institutions to nominate exemplary candidates for the Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Award.

American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico to support local arts
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 18, 2019 /3BL Media/

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