Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of December 2016, Whole Planet Foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 68 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $63 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 1.9 million microloans and 10.5 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members.
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