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Georgian Microfinance Lender Brings Innovative Financial Services to Rural Areas

Microfinance loans and value chain services support smallholder farmers, women and entrepreneurship in Georgia
Press Release

TBILISI, Georgia, May 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Crystal, a leading Georgian microfinance lender, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide access to finance – including loans and value chain services – to 30,000 new clients in rural areas of Georgia, as well as disperse 1,000 new loans for green/solar solutions and energy efficiency projects by 2020. As part of this commitment, Crystal will continue its record of fostering economic opportunity for farmers, women and micro entrepreneurs.

Small Change, Big Impact: Using Crowdfunding to Invest in Neighborhoods

Small Change founder Eve Picker wants everyone to be able to invest in urban renewal — and reap the rewards.
Blog

Throughout 2018, we will be celebrating today’s new class of reinventors, inspiring people who defy convention while redefining their impact on our world. From city planners to philanthropic entrepreneurs, artists and more, we are spotlighting interesting people doing amazing acts of reinvention.

Whole Planet Foundation Annual Campaign Will Alleviate Poverty for 93,800 People

Annual Prosperity Campaign raises $3 million for microcredit
Blog

Whole Foods Market shoppers, employees and supplier partners raised $3,093,993 during the Whole Planet Foundation 2018 Prosperity Campaign in March.  One hundred percent of these funds will be disbursed to microfinance partners around the globe to alleviate poverty for the world's poorest people - mostly women - through microcredit loans.  Given the average first loan size of $182 across 71 countries where the grocer trades, these funds will support 93,800 people - microentrepreneurs and their family members - with the opportunity for a better life.

Hiball Energy Is Powering Her Potential Through Whole Planet Foundation

$50,000 Donor Makes a Difference through Energy Drinks
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Whole Planet Foundation’s global impact has reached the world’s poorest people – mostly women – in the United States and 70 other countries thanks to supplier donors like Hiball Energy who have collectively contributed more than $10 million for poverty alleviation. 

Organic India is Powering Her Potential through Whole Planet Foundation

Making a Difference for Women Farmers and Women Entrepreneurs
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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to salute Organic India for renewing its commitment to global poverty alleviation and joining our annual $50,000 giving level.

Weleda is Powering Her Potential through Whole Planet Foundation

$50,000 Donor Makes a Difference through Personal Care Products
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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to welcome Weleda, a new $50,000 donor to our cause of global poverty alleviation. Weleda's generosity this year will fund approximately 275 microloans and 1,500 opportunities for microentrepreneurs and their family members to live a better life through microcredit.

VIDEO | Papyrus-Recycled Greetings is Powering Her Potential Through Whole Planet Foundation

$100,000 Fund Member Surpasses Half a Million Dollars in Donations
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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to share that Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, the founding member of the $100,000 Fund, has donated a total of $500,000 to fund 5,800 microloans and create 29,000 opportunities for microentrepreneurs and their family members to pull themselves out of poverty.

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
Press Release

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.

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