by Zoe So, Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa
The Whole Planet Foundation team is excited to introduce our new partnership with GGEM Farming, a young social enterprise operating out of Nkhotakota, on the shores of Lake Malawi. GGEM Farming is the first partner we are engaging under a new initiative to make our funding more accessible to early stage, locally-led companies. Such companies often have programs that are informed by deep knowledge of the local context, and the staff are rooted in the communities where they work.
Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty through microcredit around the globe in countries that supply stores with products. Currently, that's 25 communities in 19 cities in the Unitest States and 76 other countries. Microcredit is small loans - the current average first loan size is $174 - with no formal contract or collateral, provided to low-income entrepreneurs to create or expand a small business, mostly home-based, for the opportunity to generate income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
by J.P. Kloninger, Whole Planet Foundation North America Program Manager
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines poverty as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.” However, what is “usual” or “socially acceptable” can vary quite a bit from one person, family, or community to the next, and certainly from one country to the next. We are thus compelled to use some sort of criteria or thresholds, formally or informally, to help us define poverty as it exists in different contexts.
Brooksource is a proud event sponsor of the Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K that raised $63,000 to alleviate poverty around the globe. On June 27, 2020, fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit. Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportu
After using different forms of contraception for a decade, Marina Pavlovic Rivas was fed up with the various side effects and looking for a better option. She wanted something non-invasive, without hormones but still reliable. Her search came up empty.
So, Pavlovic looked to create her own solution with her partner Thomas Cortina and, last summer, Eli Health was born.
Fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit. Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs and their family members to change their own lives through entrepreneurship.
Whole Planet Foundation is grateful to our partners and participants who are mobilizing to support microentrepreneurs around the world on June 27th!
Pivoting from a physical 5K Run in Austin, Texas to an online event due to COVID-19 has meant partners like Hope for Haiti are joining Whole Planet Foundation from a safe distance to alleviate poverty through microcredit around the globe. On average, microcredit loans are less than $200 and enable low-income entrepreneurs, mostly women, to start or develop their own small businesses to support their families. For the past 5 years, Hope for Haiti has been investing in Haitian economy by making nearly $1 million in grants and loans to support Haitian entrepreneurs and social businesses.
Company receives up to $450,000 in EDGE Credits from the State of Indiana to bring economic diversity and revitalization to the region
FISHERS, Ind., June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud and dedicated to work with all stakeholders to grow economic diversity and opportunity in areas that have been adversely affected from the decline in thermal coal as our society transitions away from coal-based fuels. Due to its continued commitment to invest in Greene County, Indiana to grow and scale Coal Cra