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Join Top Donors at Whole Foods Market in Empowering Microentrepreneurs Worldwide


Discover how top donors at Whole Foods Market are making a difference in the lives of the world's poorest entrepreneurs. By supporting Whole Planet Foundation's microlending programs, participating brands are providing income-generating opportunities to microentrepreneurs and smallholder farmers, with a focus on empowering women. With small loans of under $200 and no formal contracts or collateral, microloan recipients have the chance to create or expand their own small businesses from home. Join us in alleviating global poverty and supporting a brighter future for families in need. Explore our select stores or visit Whole Foods Market on Amazon to learn more about the impact of our mission.
About Primal Kitchen
Join Primal Kitchen in making a positive impact on communities around the world! By increasing its annual contribution to the Whole Planet Foundation, Primal Kitchen is helping to provide microloans to entrepreneurs in underserved regions who need it most. As a company with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Primal Kitchen is proud to support this important mission. Their increased pledge of $100,000 this year is a testament to the impact of the program and their belief in its ability to make a real difference.
Since 2018, Primal Kitchen has continued to up the ante in their support of the Whole Planet Foundation, funding microcredit in underserved communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. This year, they're taking it to the next level by joining our top giving level, the $100,000 Fund. We're excited to announce Primal Kitchen as our 2023 Top Donor, supporting multiple programs that fund additional microloans this year. Be a part of this important initiative and make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Seventh Generation
Join Seventh Generation in their commitment to making the world a better place. As a founding member of the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, they've donated an impressive $650,000 since 2008. But their support doesn't stop there. The team from Seventh Generation has traveled with us to Paraguay, South Africa, Nepal, and various cities across the United States to witness the life-changing impact of microcredit firsthand. They've met entrepreneurs whose dreams of starting or expanding their businesses were just a microloan away.
Through a deep partnership with our microfinance partners, generous donors like Seventh Generation have been able to tell the inspiring story of our mission to their own donors. With the help of content like videos and landing pages from their trips to South Africa and Nepal, Seventh Generation and their parent company, Unilever, continue to deepen our collective mission to empower people living in poverty around the globe. Join us in creating a brighter future for those in need and be a part of the Seventh Generation legacy of giving back.
Traditional Medicinals 
Join Traditional Medicinals in making a difference around the world! As a proud supporter of the Whole Planet Foundation since 2008, they've contributed over $505,900 to fund more than 14,300 microloans. But their impact doesn't stop there. Traditional Medicinals is committed to social development projects in the communities where they source their products around the globe.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Whole Foods Market Team Member volunteers had the unique opportunity to learn about Traditional Medicinals' programs in India, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit and Whole Foods Market sources products. It was a wonderful experience, and it's just one example of Traditional Medicinals' dedication to creating positive change in the world.
Join us in supporting companies like Traditional Medicinals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of those in need. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.
“Traditional Medicinals has a long- standing commitment to responsible business dating to our founding almost 50 years ago. We owe much of our success to the powerful healing properties of plants. To ensure that these plants have a healthy home for generations to come, it’s vital that we source high quality herbs that are traded fairly, and contribute to healthy, sustainable communities for people and planet. Partnering with organizations like Whole Planet Foundation help lead our industry toward a brighter future and a healthier planet as part of the positive transformation our world needs,” said Jamie Horst, Chief Purpose Officer at Traditional Medicinals.
Join our community of like-minded brands who are making a real difference in the world! Together, we've raised over $17 million to fund microloans for entrepreneurial individuals in the U.S. and abroad. We're proud to work with these supplier donors to support the dreams of microloan recipients around the globe.
Now, we invite you to join our mission this June and make a positive impact in the world through Whole Planet Foundation's Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K. By moving for microcredit, you can help fund additional loans in the very communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. It's a unique opportunity to be a part of something truly special and contribute to a better future for all. Join us and make a difference today!