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.
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Whole Planet Foundation's friends Chris and Zach traveled to rural Guatemala in June of 2010 to understand what it means to live in poverty. For eight weeks Zach, Chris, and their friends Ryan and Sean battled illness, parasites and hunger while living on $1 a day. While in Guatemala, they also had the opportunity to spend time with people using microloans from Whole Planet Foundation to lift themselves out of poverty through entrepreneurship. Chris and Zach captured this experience in the documentary, Living on One Dollar, now available on Netflix.
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19 Natural and Organic Brands Invest $1.1M in a Future without Poverty
More than 5,900 people around the world will have a chance to lift themselves out of poverty and change their own lives through microcredit – thanks to Whole Planet Foundation’s 2015 $100,000 Fund™ and Supplier Alliance for Microcredit® partners. These 19 like-minded companies have each committed $50,000-$100,000 this year to support the foundation’s poverty alleviation programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and in the U.S.
Whole Planet Foundation’s 2015 $100,000 Fund members include: Frontier Co-op, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings and Whole Foods Market.
Whole Planet Foundation’s 2015 Supplier Alliance for Microcredit partners include: Alaffia, Allegro Coffee Company, Amazing Grass, BlueAvocado, Garden of Life, Hain Celestial, IZZE, Naked Coconut Water, OneSource Distribution LLC, Rescue Remedy, Rishi Tea, Sambazon, Seventh Generation, Teas’Tea, thinkThin and Traditional Medicinals.
100% of all funds raised through Whole Foods Market supplier programs in support of Whole Planet Foundation will help alleviate poverty in 61 countries.
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.
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They’re here! Custom-designed Courage of One T-Shirts benefitting Whole Planet Foundation are now available from My Social Canvas.
Designer Kayla from Tampa, FL won the t-shirt design contest of our Courage of One Challenge in partnership with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. Now you too can create change as $1 from each shirt sold benefits Whole Planet Foundation. With an average first loan size of $186, each dollar has big impact. Get yours today!