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A Collaborative Partnership: Whole Planet and Kasperick Foundations Visit Friendship Bridge in Guatemala

by Stephanie Manciagli, Regional Director for the Americas & Caribbean
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Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market non-profit dedicated to alleviating global poverty through microcredit.  Just before the end-of-year holidays and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in December 2021, Whole Planet Foundation visited Friendship Bridge in Guatemala to celebrate the launch of our second project. The Kasperick Foundation, which provided $300,000 as loan capital for the project, joined the field visit to see the impact of their generous funding.

Optimist Film Living on One Dollar Documents Root Causes of Poverty and How You Can Help

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Optimist’s Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci are inspiring people with their documentary Living On One Dollar, a film and journey that follows their experience living on $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala.

The Project SPAMMY® Experience

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As told by Frank Kubesh
Written by Kelly Braaten

In June, I traveled to Guatemala for the first time. The company’s Project SPAMMY® employee engagement trips had sounded interesting to me for some time, and I had heard great things from others who had gone on such trips. I decided to go, as I felt it would be a great opportunity to do some social good while spending time with my daughter, Karla, who was a college student.

I’d like to share about my experience on the trip and what I learned along the way.

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SC Johnson Centroamérica nombrada mejor lugar de trabajo

Se reconoce a la compañía por su compromiso con una destacada cultura en el lugar de trabajo
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March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson ha sido reconocida como uno de los mejores lugares de trabajo en Centroamérica por Great Place to Work®, clasificando en segundo lugar entre 33 compañías en el listado de 2019. Este es el 12. º año consecutivo que se incluye a SC Johnson en el listado de mejores lugares de trabajo en Centroamérica.

SC Johnson Central America Named Best Workplace

Company Recognized for Commitment to Outstanding Workplace Culture
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RACINE, Wis., March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson has been recognized as a Best Workplace in Central America by Great Place to Work®, ranking No. 2 out of 33 companies on the 2019 list. This is the 12th consecutive year SC Johnson has been included on the Best Workplace list in Central America.

Forest Recovery: Marlin’s Environmental Legacy

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At Goldcorp, we are committed to managing our impact on the environment. After a mine’s closure, our aim is to leave a sustainable legacy for present and future generations that we can be proud of. Goldcorp’s Marlin mine, Guatemala’s first large scale gold mine, closed in 2017 and has transitioned into a reclaimed and reforested area of biodiversity interest and research.

Volunteering in Guatemala With Pencils of Promise

Interview with Melissa Rodriguez on her experience with POP's school building initiative
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In 2017, American Apparel launched a capsule collection  of hoodies, t-shirts and bags in collaboration with Pencils of Promise (POP) to provide support for teachers and fund the construction of new schools in Guatemala, Ghana and Laos, contributing U.S. $220,000. POP is a US-based not-for-profit organization that works to increase access to education and raise global awareness of child illiteracy as there are 250 million children worldwide who lack basic reading, writing and math skills.
 

Hormel Foods Announces Three Employee Engagement Trips to Guatemala

Employees and guests help those in need through the company’s Project SPAMMY® program
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AUSTIN, Minn., July 25, 2018, /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the company has coordinated three trips for employees and their guests to travel to Guatemala this year to help those in need through its Project SPAMMY® program.

The company’s Project SPAMMY® program consists of three core elements:

The Spark of Entrepreneurship + Whole Planet Foundation: Part I

First in a two-part guest blog series from Sophie Eckrich, a former Whole Planet Foundation intern and founder of Teysha.
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Ten years ago, I embarked for a life-changing journey as an intern for Whole Planet Foundation with their microfinance partner, Grameen Bank, in Panajachel, Guatemala. I was 19 years old, a rising Sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, and I had no idea what to expect.

Tupperware Brands Helps Open a New Boys and Girls Club in Guatemala

Grand opening celebration included tours, activities, and programming samples
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As part of a new partnership with Tupperware Brands, Clubs de Niños y Niñas de Centro America (CNNCA) opened for its newest club in Zona 3 de Mixco, near Guatemala City, on May 26th.

Appropriate spaces are limited and expensive in Guatemala, especially in the city and its surrounding areas.  Most buildings that could properly house a club, similar to those in the US, could go for as much as five thousand dollars per month. Because of funding provided by Tupperware Brands, CNNCA was able to make this new club a reality. 

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