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. 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 three 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.
Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund® Member Spotlight: Navitas Naturals
The mission of Navitas Naturals® is to provide the finest organic superfoods that increase energy, enhance health and taste great. The Superfood Company™ seeks out the most nutrient dense organic foods used in cultures around the globe for centuries and makes their benefits conveniently available for use in our modern lifestyle. Navitas Naturals’ premium superfoods are certified organic, gluten-free and GMO-free. They use methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and flavor.
Navitas Naturals is member of the Whole Planet Foundation’s Poverty is Unnecessary Fund and has committed $25,000 to alleviate poverty around the globe. Their generosity will create 135 microloans that will help nearly 800 people in 60 countries, and the money they are donating will get repaid and re-loaned again and again, creating additional prosperity. Navitas Naturals’ direct purchasing partnerships create and expand economic opportunities for organic farming communities around the world. The company continues to source from the same Peruvian farmers they started with more than a decade ago and have partnered with them to help scale their organic business up to sustainably meet the growing demand from Navitas Naturals customers.
Learn more about Whole Planet Foundation’s other supplier partners who are investing in a future without poverty.
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.