Submitted by Whole Foods Market Foundations
For two weeks beginning June 23, supplier partners are supporting the Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign in select Whole Foods Market stores and online to alleviate poverty in countries that supply the company’s stores with products.
Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings has committed $50,000 to Whole Planet Foundation. As a repeat annual donor, Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings has donated $800,000 to fund 16,600 microloans and create 85,350 opportunities.
“The opportunity to partner with the Whole Planet Foundation is a natural extension of PRG’s mission to “… create happiness, laughter, and love.” It’s about the people, the message, and making this world a better place, every single day. By sending a greeting card, one has the ability to make a connection and enrich another’s life anywhere throughout the world. This is a partnership which shares a common interest, mission, vision, and heart. We believe in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place through meaningful connections, and view our partnership with Whole Planet Foundation as a unique opportunity to grow in those efforts.” - Sara Sadaghiani, Regional Vice President & Kelsey Haig, Account Executive
Since 2006, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed $92 million through microfinance partners in 78 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, including in 20 U.S. cities. Whole Planet Foundation collaborates with a wide network of microfinance organizations and supports entrepreneurs in some of the most marginalized and remote communities around the world, funding 4.9 million microloans and 26 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members.
“With a microcredit loan, an impoverished woman can generate income and lift up herself and her family. Each year, the generosity and support of Team Members, shoppers, suppliers and corporate partners provides life-changing opportunities for microentrepreneurs to generate income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty,” said Joy Stoddard, Whole Planet Foundation development and outreach director. Because Whole Foods Market covers the foundation’s operational costs, 100% of every donation benefits microcredit clients.
Learn more about the transformative power of microcredit at Whole Planet Foundation, and join Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings in the Prosperity Campaign online to fund essential businesses of women entrepreneurs worldwide.
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