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.
KeVita Probiotic Drinks has committed $50,000 to Whole Planet Foundation this year. As a repeat annual donor, KeVita has donated $125,000 to fund 1,450 microloans and create 7,780 opportunities for entrepreneurship.
“KeVita is proud to partner with Whole Planet Foundation in their mission to alleviate poverty around the globe. As a female founded company, we are continually inspired by the women entrepreneurs that Whole Planet Foundation supports – and were honored to participate in Whole Planet Foundation’s recent International Women’s Day virtual event, which highlighted the importance of championing female entrepreneurship. Since our inception, KeVita has been committed to innovation, inclusivity and accessibility, and our partnership with Whole Plant Foundation only elevates that commitment.”
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.