Words really aren’t sufficient in expressing how honored we are to have such generous customers, team members and vendor partners. During our Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign opens in a new tab, you donated $2,269,818 at the checkout registers and online — exceeding the $1.5 million goal!Your support will empower more than 12,200 impoverished women and their families, living in communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores with product, to lift themselves out of poverty. Including their families, you are part of providing opportunity for about 61,300 people to change their own lives. Your generosity will enable women entrepreneurs like these to create or expand a home-based business such as a neighborhood store, weaving, sewing, raising chickens, pigs and cows, small-scale agriculture, pottery, artisan goods, prepared foods and others.
Visit store and facility events opens in a new tab to see how Team Members all around our company are supporting Whole Planet Foundation and connecting shoppers and suppliers opens in a new tab to our mission to empower the poor through microcredit. Currently, Whole Planet is funding microlending programs in 18 countries, with 67,014 clients, 98% women, with a 98% repayment rate, supporting 335,070 people with over $7M in funds disbursed through microfinance partners opens in a new tab around the globe. With your continued support we can reach more impoverished families who can change their own lives through hard work and entrepreneurship.
Together we are changing the world. Whole Foods Market covers all of the operating costs of Whole Planet Foundation, so 100% of your contribution goes to microlending projects around the globe. Our work doesn’t end with this campaign and neither does your opportunity to help. Go online to donate anytime opens in a new tab and together we can continue to change the world. Thank you.As the Director of Partnership Development and Internal Programs for Whole Planet Foundation, Joy Peterson helps develop strategic partnerships and guides our Team Member Volunteer Program.