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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.

Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Partners Commit $325,000 to Alleviate Global Poverty

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Each October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in countries around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund donors who collectively are committed to donating $325,000 to alleviate poverty through microcredit. 

Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K Raises $25,000 for Low-Income Entrepreneurs

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Five hundred and fifteen participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s 2021 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 145 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundatio

Communities Campaign Raises $658,787 to Support Local and Global Communities

Whole Planet Foundation will expand poverty alleviation through microcredit
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The Whole Foods Market Foundations combined forces in a Communities Campaign last month to raise awareness and funds, enabling shoppers to join causes such as poverty alleviation in the United States and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Online Auction to alleviate global poverty through microcredit
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This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund supplier partners who collectively are committed to donating $250,000 and culminates in the foundation’s signature Annual Benefit and Auction via an online format. 

Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty, Too

by Tina Casey
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In the global fight against poverty, a quiet revolution in corporate giving has been bubbling under the surface. Smaller brands are finding that a relatively modest amount of money can help transform the lives of women and their families. One important strategy is to fund microloans for women, who worldwide are more likely to be impoverished than men.

Frontier Co-op is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Long-term Partner Pledges Additional $100,000
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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.

People Power Microcredit: Whole Planet Foundation’s Victor Quiroz

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You’ve heard the expression: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, the same is true for fostering the success of women entrepreneurs around the world! This year, we are kicking off a new series called People Power Microcredit. We will take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the teams that are dedicated to empowering the world’s poorest people to become entrepreneurs. You will meet Field Officers, volunteers, and Whole Planet Foundation staff. Through their stories you will get a glimpse into a day on the job—whether it is in Austin, Texas or Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

A Millennial's view on today and tomorrow
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by Nikishka Iyengar Founder and CEO, The Guild 

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