Whole Foods Market Team Members have donated over $4.5 million opens in a new tab through paycheck contributions to alleviate poverty worldwide through Whole Planet Foundation.
The Foundation funds microlending programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America, to provide microentrepreneurs like Nagamma in India opens in a new tab, where Whole Foods Market sources cashews, the opportunity to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Through trusted microfinance partners like One Acre Fund opens in a new tab in Kenya, where Whole Foods Market sources coffee, Whole Planet Foundation is alleviating poverty in 57 countries supporting more than 1.6 million people with the chance for a better life.
Team Members are so passionate about the mission of Whole Planet Foundation, they donated over $1 million in 2012 alone!
Watch this appreciation video opens in a new tab by Jason Markow of TEKSTartist.com opens in a new tab and see artwork celebrating Team Member generosity come to life. Thank you Whole Foods Market Team Members!