Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World Through Microcredit

Aug 21, 2020 12:40 PM ET

Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan – the current average first loan size is $174 – an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, mostly home-based, and generate income for herself and her family.  See who we support and view our impact dashboard.

Learn more about Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partners and our global poverty alleviation programs in 19 cities in the United States and 76 other countries, creating 22 million opportunities for the world’s poorest people to lift themselves up through entrepreneurship.

During this global pandemic, we invite you to join us in alleviating poverty and donate today as your support is more critical than ever. Because Whole Foods Market covers 100 percent of the foundation’s operating expenses, each contribution benefits people experiencing poverty.