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Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Event to Alleviate Poverty Annual Events

  • Any Whole Foods Market
  • 550 Bowie Street
  • Austin, TX 78703
  • March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Prosperity Campaign launches Friday March 1, when Whole Foods Market shoppers can “round up” at the register or donate online to help #PowerHerPotential. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $4 million to increase the foundation’s current reach of 73 countries and 16 U.S. cities.
When: March 1 – 31, 2019
Where: Any Whole Foods Market!
What: Donate in stores March 1-14 or online during the month of March to help further
Whole Planet Foundation's mission of funding microcredit to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products.
Why: Did you know the average microcredit loan supported by Whole Planet
Foundation is just $179? While this may not seem like much, in some areas of the world, where women are often marginalized with little say in community decisions, these small loans make a huge impact. These microcredits empower women to grow their businesses, become recognized forces in their community’s economy, and have the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. And, although the loans do not require a formal contract or collateral, the current average repayment rate across microfinance projects funded by Whole Planet Foundation is 97%.
About: Over the last 15 years, Whole Planet Foundation has funded 3.1 million
microcredit loans for impoverished entrepreneurs in 73 countries and 16 U.S. cities. As Whole Foods Market covers 100% of Whole Planet Foundation operating expenses, each penny donated benefits the world’s poorest people with the chance to build a better life through their own hard work and ingenuity.

Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Event to Alleviate Poverty