Joy Stoddard

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February 22, 2014 @ Whole Story
Whole Planet Foundation has seen the profound impact microcredit can have by giving a hand up to low-income entrepreneurs. You can make a difference by participating in their Prosperity Campaign.
March 9, 2013 @ Whole Story
Thank you Whole Foods Market® shoppers! You have already raised $2.3 million to alleviate poverty around the globe, including right here in the United States! Whole Planet Foundation® works with trusted microfinance partners to fund microcredit loans (typically loans of around $200 requiring no collateral or contract) to more than 259,000 clients (89% of them women) with a repayment rate of 97%. To date, the foundation has committed more than $34 million and disbursed more than $24 million.
March 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
Meet Zahara. Zahara owns a small home-based weaving business in Morocco. She sells her weavings in the market to townspeople who use in their marriage ceremonies and to visiting tourists. She raises her own sheep and uses their wool to prepare her thread for her and her daughter, who is also a weaver.
April 19, 2012 @ Whole Story
To all our shoppers, team members, suppliers and online donors, you did it! 
March 16, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how your 25 to 350 word essay on how your small actions are making a big impact might win you a trip for two to India from Whole Planet Foundation.