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Whole Planet Foundation Managing Seven New Projects in the Americas & Caribbean Since 2021

by Stephanie Manciagli, Regional Director
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In the first days of 2022, Whole Planet Foundation approved its 1st new project of the year, after having closed 2021 with 21 new projects. Despite operational challenges and a continued cash flow crunch this past year, due to the pandemic, Whole Planet Foundation remained committed to creating new opportunities for entry-level borrowers to access business credit.

Suppliers Are Funding Economic Opportunity Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Whole Planet Foundation’s top supplier donors for 2022 are funding essential microbusinesses to alleviate global poverty through the Foundation's microlending programs. These brands, which can be found in select stores and online on Whole Foods Market on Amazon, are committed to donating $50,000-$100,000 this year for microcredit.  The $100,000 Fund top donor is R. W.

2021 Year in Review: An Update from Whole Planet Foundation

by Global Programs Director Daniel Zoltani
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2021 was a challenging year for people living in poverty. Food insecurity, job losses, and other crises continue to have an outsized impact on those with limited access to resources. Whole Planet Foundation remains focused on our mission to alleviate poverty by funding financial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs. Now more than ever, our implementing partners and the entrepreneurs they serve are facing threats to their wellbeing. Whole Planet Foundation is committed to serving these communities by continuing to provide resources during this difficult time.

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.

Give a Gift that Gives Back to Microentrepreneurs this Holiday Season

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Brands who sell products in Whole Foods Market stores are empowering microentrepreneurs with economic opportunities this holiday season. These like-minded companies are donating a portion of their sales in select Whole Foods Market stores from December 1-31 to Whole Planet Foundation. These funds will be given to entrepreneurs in the form of microcredit loans in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. Learn more about each brand and why they choose to support our mission to alleviate poverty.

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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 Launches 2021 Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Whole Planet Foundation’s Online Auction to Alleviate Global Poverty
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Every 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 countries around the world where the company sources products. The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund supplier partners who commit to donating $25,000 each and culminates in the foundation’s signature event to alleviate poverty. 

Pact Apparel Recipient of Whole Planet Foundation 2021 Trailblazer Award

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Each year, Whole Planet Foundation honors a trailblazer advocate who supports our mission and fosters their own.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Interview with KeVita's Founder Chakra Earthsong

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Chakra Earthsong is the Founder and Chief Formulator of KeVita Drinks.  KeVita alleviates poverty through Whole Planet Foundation, a Whole Foods Market's non-profit.

Reaching Entrepreneurs in Somalia Through Partnership With KIMS Microfinance

by Zoe So, Whole Planet Foundation Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa
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Whole Planet Foundation is excited to announce our new partnership with KIMS Microfinance in Somalia! Our three-year, $300,000 project with KIMS will support an estimated 1,000 microentrepreneurs through the group business loan product. This project is Whole Planet Foundation’s first with outreach in Somalia beyond the Somaliland region.

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