siggi's Joins the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit
For two weeks beginning June 23, supplier partners are supporting the Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign in select Whole Foods Market stores and online to alleviate poverty in countries that supply the company’s stores with products.
Since 2006, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed $92 million through microfinance partners in 78 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, including in 20 U.S. cities. Whole Planet Foundation collaborates with a wide network of microfinance organizations and supports entrepreneurs in some of the most marginalized and remote communities around the world, funding 4.9 million microloans and 26 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members.
“With a microcredit loan, an impoverished woman can generate income and lift up herself and her family. Each year, the generosity and support of Team Members, shoppers, suppliers and corporate partners provides life-changing opportunities for microentrepreneurs to generate income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty,” said Joy Stoddard, Whole Planet Foundation development and outreach director. Because Whole Foods Market covers the foundation’s operational costs, 100% of every donation benefits microcredit clients.
siggi’s is committed to donating $50,000 to Whole Planet Foundation this year to fund 285 microloans and create 1,490 opportunities for a better life.
“Nutrition and wellness have always been core to siggi's. siggi's recognizes that poverty is a serious challenge to health and wellbeing. "The Whole Planet Foundation's commitment to empowering the impoverished is inspiring and effective. We're very pleased to partner with them," said siggi’s Director of PR & Nutrition, Kristina Drociak.