by Claire Kelly, Regional Director for West Africa/MENA & Interim Regional Director for Asia
Since 2012, Lorina had worked at her own tourism business, selling souvenirs to tourists, particularly those who would arrive on cruise ships to Port Vila. Lorina joined Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Vanuatu in 2017. She had previously been involved with a different microfinance program, however she found that SPBD gave longer loan terms which made the loan easier for her to repay. She is now the Secretary for her SPBD group. This means that she has responsibilities to count the group’s cash and make sure all accounts are reconc
Whole Planet Foundation's International Women’s Day virtual event during Women’s History Month had 600 participants come together during March to expand women’s opportunities through access to entrepreneurship.
by Stephanie Manciagli, Program Manager Latin America and Caribbean
Repeating daily affirmations, aloud and silently, has been an important practice for me since I was young, when I began to learn how to not just be aware of my patterns and inner dialogue but to play a conscious role in shaping them.
The Whole Planet Foundation International Women’s Day virtual event had 500+ participants come together during March 7-8 to expand women’s opportunities through access to entrepreneurship. The compelling content can be unlocked here with a suggested
Ripple Foods, makers of delicious, nutritious plant-based dairy alternative products, is a Platinum Sponsor of Whole Planet Foundation and participated in the International Women’s Day virtual event during Women’s History Month.
In an online concert presented by URSA Live, women artists are collaborating to fund women entrepreneurs through Whole Planet Foundation in honor of International Women’s Day.
2021 GRAMMY-nominee Debi Nova from Costa Rica, singer and actress Andy Allo, star of the Amazon Original series Upload, GRAMMY-nominated Irish singer-songwriter RuthAnne and recording artist Whitney McClain will join forces to raise awareness and funds for poverty alleviation.
by Zoe So, Regional Director for Eastern/Southern Africa
As we look back at the anxious and uncertain times of 2020, I hope we will also remember the bright spots of resilience and shared humanity. All over the world, we have found renewed appreciation for front-line workers and the great risks they take every day.