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Aflore and Whole Planet Foundation Help Small Businesses Blossom in Colombia

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Whole Planet Foundation was created to support communities worldwide where Whole Foods Market sources products. Flowers for Whole Foods Market stores across the US, Canada, and the UK, along with many other products, are sourced in large quantities from Colombia — so while it’s perhaps a bit of a happy coincidence, it seems quite fitting that Whole Planet Foundation’s newest microfinance partner in Colombia is called Aflore, the name of which comes from the Spanish word flor, for ‘flower.’

Giving Opportunity Throughout the New Year: From Your Family to Theirs

Join the Family Fund and help alleviate global poverty through entrepreneurship
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Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join the Family Fund, a program that leverages the power of community to alleviate global poverty for families through entrepreneurship.

When you join the Family Fund, you fund an average first microcredit loan for one or more women entrepreneurs around the world. A microcredit loan enables an entrepreneur to start or expand a home-based business, but it also does so much more than that—it creates opportunities for a family each month.

Lifting Her Family

Introducing Bidhaa Sasa, Whole Planet Foundation’s Newest Microfinance Partner in Kenya

by Zoe So, Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa
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We are excited to introduce Bidhaa Sasa, Whole Planet Foundation’s newest microfinance partner in Kenya. Bidhaa Sasa sells, delivers, and finances beneficial products to low income populations in rural areas. Our team likes their client-centric approach to affordable credit, responsive customer service, and attention to internal systems.

Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part II

7 more brands giving back this holiday season
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88 Acres

Woman-founded 88 Acres first opened its doors in Boston, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit through microfinance partner Grameen America. Their goal was to open their bakery in an area of need to drive job growth in the community. Through their continued partnership with Whole Planet Foundation, 88 Acres also creates economic prosperity by finding microloans to support women microentrepreneurs domestically and internationally.

Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part I

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Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate is proud to partner with Whole Planet Foundation and continue the tradition of donating five cents of every Divine Chocolate Advent Calendar sold at Whole Foods Market to Whole Planet Foundation.

Whole Kids Foundation® Raises $3.9 Million for Children’s Nutrition

100 percent of funds directly support schools with edible gardens, salad bars, beehive grants and healthy teacher programs
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AUSTIN, Texas, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today $3.9 million was raised through its annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign in all Whole Foods Market locations to fund K-12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., geared towards improving children’s nutrition and wellness.

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Serving the Unserved With Microcredit
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Thanks to our microfinance partners around the globe who are working diligently daily to serve the world's poorest people, the average first microloan size we fund decreased over several fiscal quarters from $187 to $184 then $182 to now $180. What does this signify? That our partners continue to serve the unserved and that Whole Planet Foundation funds have created 15 million opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs to lift themselves and their family members  out of poverty.

15 Whole Kids Foundation® Supplier Partners Contribute Over $950K to Kids’ Nutrition and Health

Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raises more than $3.5M
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AUSTIN, Texas, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced the 2017 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raised $3,542,448, with 15 supplier partners investing more than $950,000 to support children’s nutrition and health.

Englewood Square Celebrates 1st Year: 'We Are Growing Something Good'

By Andrea V. Watson, DNAinfo
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ENGLEWOOD — Whole Foods and Englewood Square marked its first anniversary in Englewood Monday with a big celebration featuring the mayor, aldermen and local entrepreneurs.

“It’s a good day for me,” said Ald. Toni Foulkes (16th). “I’ve been walking these streets since I was seven.”

“I know that JoAnn is watching,” Foulkes said about the late Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), who had the vision for Englewood Square.  

Read the full article here.

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