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Suppliers Are Creating Access to Microcredit Through Whole Planet Foundation in 2022

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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.

Equal Exchange: A Mission Accomplished

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by Ted Ketcham, editor, GreenMoney

It was a fortuitous sharing of vision and willingness to take risks that drove Equal Exchange founders Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal, and Michael Rozyne in 1986 to move forward with their vision of Fair Trade and a better world. The three were managers at a food cooperative in New England who dreamed of a large and inclusive economy that lifted up the prosperity of growers in the Third World — growers whose poorly paid labor had long kept the wealthy in comfort and the growers in poverty.

Infographic: Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Are Alleviating Poverty Worldwide

Global Impact Dashboard through Q4 2021
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Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are collecting from and disbursing to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan - the current average first loan size is $174 - an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, often home-based, and generate income for herself and her family.

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.

Infographic: Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Are Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World Through Microcredit

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Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan – the current average first loan size is $174 – an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, often home-based, and generate income for herself and her family. 

Whole Planet Foundation Campaign Raises $1.1 Million to Alleviate Poverty Around the Globe

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For two weeks during June 23 and July 6, shoppers at Whole Foods Market donated $1,114,464 to Whole Planet Foundation at the registers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. to alleviate poverty in countries supplying Whole Foods Market stores with products.

Chobani Renews Commitment to Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit

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For two weeks beginning June 23, supplier partners are supporting the Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign in select Whole Foods Market stores to alleviate poverty in countries that supply the company’s stores with products. 

siggi's Joins the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit

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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. 

Stonyfield Organic Joins the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit

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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. 

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