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VIDEO | Frontier Co-op Is Powering Her Potential Through Whole Planet Foundation

$100,000 Fund Member Makes a Difference through Spices and Essential Oils
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Frontier Co-op is a $100,000 Fund partner responsible to people and planet and has been supporting Whole Planet Foundation's mission of global poverty alleviation through microcredit since 2012.

VIDEO | Chobani Is Powering Her Potential Through Whole Planet Foundation

$100,000 Fund Member Makes a Difference through Making Yogurt
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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to welcome Chobani, a new $100,000 Fund donor to our cause of global poverty alleviation. Chobani’s generosity this year will fund approximately 550 microloans to create 2,900 opportunities for microentrepreneurs and their family members to live a better life through microcredit.

Accion and MetLife Foundation Announce Expanded Partnership to Advance Financial Inclusion

MetLife Foundation provides $5.4 million to Accion for programs in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia to leverage digital solutions to enhance underserved customers’ financial capabilities and engagement
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NEW YORK, February 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global nonprofit Accion and MetLife Foundation announced today a new partnership to advance financial inclusion for underserved individuals around the world. The project – Building Financial Capabilities and Strengthening Institutions through Customer-Centered Innovations – aims to enhance financial customer engagement by building their capabilities. MetLife Foundation is providing $5.4 million in funding to support the program.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Prosperity Campaign in Whole Foods Market

Partners Commit $1.2 Million for Microcredit
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On March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $3 million to increase the foundation’s current reach of 72 countries and 16 U.S. cities. 

Living on One Dollar A Day

Documentary Inspires Holiday Donations
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What gift would you give for the holidays that costs $56?  Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci lived on $56 for 56 days in Guatemala and filmed Living on One Dollar, a documentary that has raised over $300,000 for Whole Planet Foundation, funding 1,600 microloans for Guatemalans living in poverty.

Whole Planet Foundation | Dispatch From the Field – Crediting Field Officers

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It is the season of gratitude and a time to celebrate the impact of 2017. Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance organization and the entrepreneurs financing their businesses with microloans.

Sharing Insights: Bringing a Customer-centric Focus to the Financial Inclusion Community

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Customer centricity is a win-win strategy no matter who your clients are; but for institutions looking to serve financially vulnerable populations around the world, such wins can have a tremendous positive impact on the economic livelihoods and future prosperity of their customers.  

Perseverence Pays Off in Huehuetenango

Meet Microentrepreneurs in the Highlands of Guatemala
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Hiball Energy, IZZE, Naked Juice, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Reserveage, Seventh Generation, and Surya Brasil met in Guatemala to witness microcredit in action.  Together these companies have contributed $1.9 million to Whole Planet Foundation in support of impoverished entrepreneurs like the women pictured here in Huehuetenango.  

Empowering Entrepreneurs | Interview with Joy Stoddard, Development and Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation

New interview series to feature women empowering women
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Joy Stoddard is the Development and Outreach Director for Whole Planet Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Whole Foods Market. We were lucky enough to have a conversation with Joy about her motivation to give back, stemming from her earliest job as a candy striper to her career with Whole Foods. Joy has traveled the world working with microentrepreneurs and shared her unique perspective of having sought out opportunities to make an impact through for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations alike.

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