Submitted by Whole Foods Market Foundations
Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan – the current average first loan size is $174 – an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, often home-based, and generate income for herself and her family.
Learn more about Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partners and our global poverty alleviation programs in 25 cities in the United States and 77 other countries, creating 27 million opportunities for the world’s poorest people to lift themselves up through entrepreneurship.
During this global pandemic, please join our mission to alleviate poverty and donate today as your support is more critical than ever. Because Whole Foods Market covers 100 percent of the foundation’s operating expenses, each contribution benefits people living in poverty.
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