Whole Planet Foundation®
Whole Planet Foundation's mission is poverty alleviation in developing-world communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. Through microcredit, Whole Planet Foundation seek to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being they 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.
ONEHOPE Wine Launches Second Partnership With Whole Foods Market®
Exclusive ONEHOPE Chardonnay & ONEHOPE Cabernet Sauvignon will support the fight to end global poverty through Whole Planet Foundation®
ONEHOPE Wine – the popular wine brand that integrates giving back into every bottle – is teaming up with Whole Foods Market® for the second time, following the success of their 2013 partnership. Starting July 1st, select Whole Foods Market locations in the United States will carry an exclusive ONEHOPE Chardonnay & ONEHOPE Cabernet Sauvignon. For every bottle sold, ONEHOPE will donate $1 to Whole Planet Foundation® to support the fight to end global poverty.
“Our first national program in 2013 was a huge success. Through the sales of our wine, we were able to fund 92 new microloans and help over 460 people in poverty. That money was repaid and re-loaned again and again, creating additional prosperity,” stated Melissa Lake, Executive Director of ONEHOPE Foundation. “This year, our goal is to fund 200 microloans and help 1,000 people.”
ONEHOPE Wine is produced in collaboration with winemaker, Rob Mondavi, Jr. The exclusive blends available at Whole Foods Market® include:
ONEHOPE Chardonnay with aromas of soft melon and tropical fruit. Balanced acidity and vanilla notes complement the flavors of ripe pear and crisp apple, finishing with sweet honeysuckle and floral character. Retail Price: $10.99
ONEHOPE Cabernet Sauvignon displays tantalizing aromas of blackberry and plum, married with a hint of vanilla. A smooth finish, integrated with semi-sweet chocolate notes, accompanies flavors of blueberry, black currant and spice. Retail Price: $10.99
“ONEHOPE Wine’s mission is complimentary with ours at Whole Planet Foundation and we couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with them once again. By joining forces, we can reach more and more impoverished entrepreneurs through conscious consumerism,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. “We hope to continue this partnership for years to come.”
Practice Yoga on the Rocks with Core Power Yoga
Practice yoga to alleviate poverty at Yoga on the Rocks this summer. This one hour yoga class at the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado is an experience of a lifetime: practicing yoga in a stunning natural setting, while helping impoverished entrepreneurs in 65 countries lift themselves out of poverty. One dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.
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Whole Planet Foundation funds 1 millionth microloan for poverty alleviation
AUSTIN, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Whole Planet Foundation has now funded 1 million microloans worldwide, empowering impoverished individuals in 65 countries to start or expand a home-based business. Launched in 2005 by Whole Foods Market, Whole Planet Foundation alleviates poverty in communities where the grocer sources products. Less than a decade later, the foundation has granted more than $64 million to microfinance partners across four continents, serving a total of more than 5 million people.
“With no collateral, credit history or a contract required, microloans offer many people something they’ve never had before – a chance to take their future into their own hands and gain financial independence,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director for Whole Planet Foundation. “That impact extends far beyond the individuals receiving loans. It improves the quality of life for their family and most important, it can break the cycle of poverty for future generations.
Microloans have helped low-income entrepreneurs, mostly women, start or expand a variety of businesses, including artisan goods, prepared foods and food carts, small shareholder agriculture, livestock, at-home bakeries and flower stands. For more information about Whole Planet Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.