Fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit. Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs and their family members to change their own lives through entrepreneurship.
Whole Planet Foundation is grateful to our partners and participants who are mobilizing to support microentrepreneurs around the world on June 27th!
Pivoting from a physical 5K Run in Austin, Texas to an online event due to COVID-19 has meant partners like Hope for Haiti are joining Whole Planet Foundation from a safe distance to alleviate poverty through microcredit around the globe. On average, microcredit loans are less than $200 and enable low-income entrepreneurs, mostly women, to start or develop their own small businesses to support their families. For the past 5 years, Hope for Haiti has been investing in Haitian economy by making nearly $1 million in grants and loans to support Haitian entrepreneurs and social businesses.