Whole Planet Foundation®
Whole Planet Foundation's mission is poverty alleviation in developing-world communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. Through microcredit, we seek to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being we work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies. Whole Planet Foundation® partners with microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Learn more at www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.
Alleviating Poverty In Vietnam
Whole Planet Foundation is proud to announce their second generation project with their partner TYM in Vietnam. Their commitment of $1,003,000 over the next 3 years will assist TYM in expanding low cost collateral free credit in two new provinces that are characterized as poor and remote. The goal is to provide additional opportunities where they previously did not exist, reaching 4,300 new entrepreneurs.
Supplier Partner Spotlight: Susty Party
One of the ways in which suppliers can support Whole Planet Foundation is through the scanback program, where a percentage of sales or a per unit donation is committed for a short period of time or an entire year. In May and June alone, the following companies committed a percentage of their sales to support our mission: Alaffia, Banfi, Barbara’s Bakery, Be Green Packaging, C2O Coconut Water, Chavez for Charity, Delmonaco Foods, Divina, Fresh Nature Foods, Greyston Bakery, Honey Bunny, HUGO Naturals, Laurel Hill, Maisie Jane’s, Millenium Synergy Kombucha, O.N.E. Coconut Water, Prana, PROBAR, Putumayo, Seaweed Bath Co, Shea Yeleen, Snøfrisk, Suja Juice, Susty Party, Stacy’s, Steaz, Thinkbaby, Thinksport and VOS Flips.
Scanback partner Susty Party is a woman-owned company started by two young entrepreneurs. Based in Brooklyn, NY, they create disposable tableware that is compostable yet colorful, highly functional, party-ready and responsibly made in partnership with non-profit factories who employ and empower the visually impaired community. Susty Party is also a recent recipient of Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program, a program the retailer started to help small, independent suppliers grow their businesses.
“We are thrilled to have Whole Foods Market exclusively carry our red and yellow Party Packs, as they have been huge supporters of our business and wonderful partners,” said Emily Doubilet, co-founder of Susty Party. “Creating a collection of stylish, fun Party Packs that also help support Whole Planet Foundation makes this an extraordinary opportunity that we are thrilled to be a part of.”
Sharing the story of microcredit through food
These crêpe-like "bowls" are a popular street food in Sri Lanka. Made from rice flour and coconut milk, the crisp hoppers form edible bowls for simply cooked eggs. Serve with a spicy chile sauce, chutney and fresh herbs. Inspired by Whole Planet Foundation® microcredit client recipes.