I’ve always known that I work with some of the nicest, most giving, mission driven people I have ever met. And now I have concrete proof! As of June 25th, over 15,000 Whole Foods Market team members have donated over $1.5 million directly from their paychecks to Whole Planet Foundation opens in a new tab to alleviate poverty through microcredit around the globe! Check out this video of team members talking about why they contribute.
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How’s that for inspiring? And now for some numbers:
15,553 Team Members currently contribute.
$1,512,512 has been donated thus far.
8642 small loans funded (average of $175 each).
1 microcredit loan recipient affects the welfare of about 4 other people.
43,200 individuals empowered through these loans to lift themselves out of poverty.
97% of the loans are repaid — so the money circulates to new recipients.
Every year more Team Members sign up to donate. In fact, at our New Center Point store in the Rocky Mountain region, 100% of Team Members donate! Want to get involved too? It’s easy to do. Learn more about Whole Planet Foundation opens in a new tab and how you can help opens in a new tab.A huge shout out to the awesome 15,553!