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Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K Raises $63,000 for Low-Income Entrepreneurs

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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 Partners with Hope for Haiti in Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K

Whole Planet Foundation is grateful to our partners and participants who are mobilizing to support microentrepreneurs around the world on June 27th!
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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. 

Whole Planet Foundation $10,000 Fund Partners Move for Microcredit

Move with these brands during the Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K on June 27
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Whole Planet Foundation’s $10,000 Fund partners are mobilizing to support microentrepreneurs around the world on June 27th!

The Pledge to Protect Microfinance Institutions and Their Clients From the Economic Effects of the COVID-19

Whole Planet Foundation Joins 25 Other Signatories
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June 2020. A group of microfinance lenders and key players of the inclusive finance sector published in May a set of principles to better support the microfinance sector during the Covid-19. Since its publication, six new organizations have signed the Common pledge, for a total of 26 signatories.

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June 2020. A group of microfinance lenders and key players of the inclusive finance sector published in May a set of principles to better support the microfinance sector during the Covid-19. Since its publication, six new organizations have signed the Common pledge, for a total of 26 signatories.

Preparedness as a Pathway to Resilience in Haiti

by Stephanie Manciagli, Whole Planet Foundation Program Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean
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Whole Planet Foundation has been alleviating poverty through microcredit in Haiti since 2009. 

Human Resilience, Microfinance, and the Evolution of Potatoes

J.P. Kloninger, Program Manager
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J.P. Kloninger is the Program Manager for Whole Planet Foundation’s North America microfinance portfolio and Team Member Giving. He previously served as Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as Administrator of Finance and Business Analysis. A native Californian who grew up in Costa Rica, J.P. has diverse experience with microfinance in the developing world and the U.S.; food and technology import and export; sales and marketing; food production and agricultural engineering; and more.

Stacy’s Pita Chips is Funding Microbusinesses through Whole Planet Foundation

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Stacy’s Pita Chips is a repeat annual donor to Whole Planet Foundation in order to make a difference for the world’s poorest people who are ready to lift up themselves and their families through microcredit and the chance to start or expand a business. Stacy’s Pita Chips was founded by a woman entrepreneur, so the brand is inspired to provide opportunities for other women in the United States and around the globe. Eighty-eight percent of microcredit clients supported by Whole Planet Foundation are women, since women are the most marginalized from traditional financial systems.

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