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Visiting Our Partner Fonkoze in Haiti

Loosely translated, borrowers from Fonkoze’s Okoto branch are singing ‘Women are like reeds. They can cut us down. They can uproot us. But when the rain comes back, we will bloom again.’ 


Loosely translated, borrowers from Fonkoze’s Okoto branch are singing ‘Women are like reeds. They can cut us down. They can uproot us. But when the rain comes back, we will bloom again.’ 

Fighting the Cycle of Poverty in New York City: A Conversation with Matt Klein of New York City Center for Economic Opportunity

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Matt Klein (@mattklein_), Executive Director of the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity (@NYCOpportunity), an organization that fights the cycle of poverty in New York City through innovative programs that build human capital and improve financial security.

Whole Planet Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Virtual 10k Run Fundraiser

August 3rd - 7th run to fund microloans for entrepreneurs living in poverty.
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This summer, Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join an online community of runners to help fund opportunities for impoverished entrepreneurs in all over the world. A "Virtual" 10K Run happens on your time, anywhere you are between August 3-7. Run, skip, jump, or walk 10 kilometers any time between August 3-7 and be automatically entered to win prizes from 2017 10K Run sponsors.  Registration is open now.

Alliance Data Associates Around the World Celebrate Red Nose Day

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Alliance Data associates all around the world donned our best red noses to bring attention to Red Nose Day as part of our ongoing commitment to help support children's causes in the locations where our associates live and work. With a little bit of silliness and a lot of awareness we know together we can help end child poverty!

Reducing Risk by Encouraging Resilience

by Zoe So, WPF’s Program Manager for the Africa/Middle East region

Microfinance provides opportunities for borrowers to start and reinvest in businesses; generate income; and carve their own pathways out of poverty. But the path isn’t always so smooth. Poor households are especially vulnerable to economic shocks, ranging from common situations like illness and death in the family, to exceptional crises like health epidemics, natural disasters, and political instability.

Walmart's Fight Hunger Spark Change is Featured on Daytime TV

Harry Connick Jr shares Gail’s story
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Thanks to Harry Connick Jr for sharing Gail’s story and joining Walmart to #FightHunger! Hunger is closer than you think. 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger. Help Walmart Fight Hunger in America.

#GoingToBat: Ian Kinsler All Over the Map Giving Back to Others


Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to  the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual.

National Rebuilding Month: Get Involved

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Last year for National Rebuilding Month, 148 of the 1,942 rebuilding projects were completed for community facilities and spaces, which collectively impacted 100,000 people across the country. It's not too late to get involved this April with Rebuilding Together.

Whole Planet Foundation’s Madagascar Partner Jiro-Ve, Innovating Affordable Lighting Solutions to Low-Income Households

Jiro-Ve has developed a creative approach to meet the last mile distribution challenge for getting safe, affordable lighting solutions to low-income households

Many social enterprises focus on innovation of high-quality products designed to reach low-income customers. By the numbers, this bottom of the pyramid strategy to reach impact and market at scale seems to make sense – analysis of World Bank data from 2011 shows that 71% of the world’s population can be considered poor or low-income.

National Rebuilding Month: Volunteers

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Thanks to nearly 43,000 volunteers, Rebuilding Together completed over 1,900 home and community projects during National Rebuilding Month in 2016. Be a part of the impact this year!


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