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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Rob Howard of Brooksource

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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

Human Resilience, Microfinance, and the Evolution of Potatoes

J.P. Kloninger, Program Manager
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J.P. Kloninger is the Program Manager for Whole Planet Foundation’s North America microfinance portfolio and Team Member Giving. He previously served as Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as Administrator of Finance and Business Analysis. A native Californian who grew up in Costa Rica, J.P. has diverse experience with microfinance in the developing world and the U.S.; food and technology import and export; sales and marketing; food production and agricultural engineering; and more.

TriplePundit Flash: Yes, Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty

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TriplePundit Flash: Yes, Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty

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 make help transform the lives of women and their families. One important strategy is to focus microloans on women, who are both more likely to be impoverished; the result is that creative means of financing can make a significant difference in women’s families and their communities.

PepsiCo is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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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.

Renew Life is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation aims to raise $4 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

The Republic of Tea is Transforming Teatime Into a Positive Force for Good

Empowering Women through Whole Planet Foundation
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Since 2012, The Republic of Tea has donated $148,737 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund 2,093 microloans around the globe. This year, they launched their own program to amplify this work. Working with the international nonprofit, the Ethical Tea Partnership, and a local nonprofit, the PALM Foundation, The Republic of Tea has crafted a program in Sri Lanka focused on nutrition, hygiene, and financial literacy, with the goal of elevating thousands of women and their families.

INFOGRAPHIC | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Making an Impact on Global Poverty

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Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty.

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.

Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World: You Can Make a Lasting Difference

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Whole Planet Foundation funds microloans in cities in the United States through four microfinance partners who work with poor entrepreneurs to create or expand small businesses and generate income for themselves and their familes.  We are alleviating poverty in Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, New Orleans, Oakland, Omaha, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and San Jose. Watch this video to see an example in Austin, Texas where we have invested $1 million for microentrepreneurs. 

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