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Mobile Money Meets Traditional Microfinance in Kenya

by Zoe So
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At a microfinance group meeting of a Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partner, you might see a lot of paper: piles of cash, thick record books to record attendance and meeting minutes; repayment schedules; group loan balance reports; passbooks. At the branch office, too, more paper: stacks and binders and file cabinets full of applications and loan contracts.

People Power Microcredit: Whole Planet Foundation’s Daniel Zoltani

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Each month, we will take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the teams that are dedicated to empowering the world’s poorest people to become entrepreneurs. You will meet Field Officers, volunteers, and Whole Planet Foundation staff. Through their stories you will get a glimpse into a day on the job—whether it is in Austin, Texas or Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

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Each month, we will take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the teams that are dedicated to empowering the world’s poorest people to become entrepreneurs. You will meet Field Officers, volunteers, and Whole Planet Foundation staff. Through their stories you will get a glimpse into a day on the job—whether it is in Austin, Texas or Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

Whole Kids Foundation Unites with Top Chefs and Celebrated Restaurants to Raise $100,000 and Fund 50 New School Beehives

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

Front Line Financial Inclusion: Whole Planet Field Officer Appreciation Award – Asia/Pacific

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“Microfinance has always been a high-touch business, with personal contact playing an indispensable role in the delivery of financial services for low-income clients. Human relationships and values like trust and empathy are crucial in determining whether a microfinance institution (MFI) will be able to grow and remain sustainable.

Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty, Too

by Tina Casey
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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.

PepsiCo is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4.2 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Frontier Co-op is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Long-term Partner Pledges Additional $100,000
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This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4.2 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Whole Kids Foundation Invests $1.2M for 600 New Edible Gardens for Schools & Nonprofits Serving 450,000 Students

School Gardens Shown to Help Kids Make Healthier Food Choices, Learn Where Their Food Comes From & Become Veggie Curious
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AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 602 garden grants will be awarded to schools and school garden-support organizations to sustain edible education gardens. 

The $1.2 million investment will serve 457,021 students by providing $2,000 grants in 48 U.S. States and 9 Canadian provinces. School gardens provide hands-on experiential learning that ties into every common core subject from math to science to art. 

Hain Celestial is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Traditional Medicinals is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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Since Traditional Medicinals started their support of Whole Planet Foundation in 2008, they have donated over $300,000 to empower women through microcredit and have pledged $50,000 as a Supplier Alliance for Microcredit member in 2019 to alleviate global poverty. 

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