For the 2nd year, PayPal is designating the month of May as PayPal Small Business Month, taking the full month to celebrate, empower and educate entrepreneurs across the country. Making financial services accessible to all is a key part of PayPal’s mission as a company and a central part of achieving that goal is helping the underserved. PayPal Small Business Month brings this mission to life by engaging with underserved entrepreneurs.
At PayPal, we are focused on creating inclusive economic opportunities for as many people and as many businesses as possible. We strive to create a world where everyone has access to the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to improve their financial health and participate in the global economy. To fulfill our mission, we work to maximize the positive impact of our business and to be a responsible, transparent, and sustainable corporate citizen on behalf of all of our stakeholders. And, we take these commitments seriously.
With the tremendous support of Whole Foods Market shoppers, team members and volunteers, donors, and corporate partners, the Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign raised $4,249,706 during the month of March. These efforts will support more than 128,000 people with the chance to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit.
In the global fight against poverty, a quiet revolution in corporate giving has been bubbling under the surface. Smaller brands are finding that a relatively modest amount of money can help transform the lives of women and their families. One important strategy is to fund microloans for women, who worldwide are more likely to be impoverished than men.
TriplePundit Flash: Yes, Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty
In the global fight against poverty, a quiet revolution in corporate giving has been bubbling under the surface. Smaller brands are finding that a relatively modest amount of money can make help transform the lives of women and their families. One important strategy is to focus microloans on women, who are both more likely to be impoverished; the result is that creative means of financing can make a significant difference in women’s families and their communities.
Providing clean, safe drinking water and alleviating poverty
Numi Organic Tea is a member of Whole Planet Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, donating $50,000 this year to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty.