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Dispatch from the Field is a direct look into the work of the Whole Planet Foundation Field Team. We travel around the world supporting solutions to poverty.

Here we will share our experiences from both a personal and professional perspective. If you love to travel, believe in a better world, and think it is all possible; you have come to the right place.

Whole Planet Foundation was born out of Whole Foods Market's Core Value - "Caring about our Communities and Environment". Our mission is to alleviate poverty in Whole Foods Market communities around the world through entrepreneurship and the support of microcredit.

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Who Will Grab the Fortune at the Base of the Pyramid?

Interesting dialogue between these 2 blogs - the first written by Stuart Hart, co-author of “Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid” and the second by Paul Polak, co-author of the book, “The Business Solution to Poverty” - which I am currently reading.  

Claire, WPF Program Manager Africa/MENA

Posted on Thursday, July 10th 2014, by Untitled

One Acre Fund field officers in Rwanda explain the use of improved storage bags which farmers will have the option to purchase a la carte this season.  The double-lined bags allow the harvest to stay dry and weevil-free in storage and allow the farmer to command a higher price for his harvest by waiting to sell.  However, the bags are more expensive than traditional bags.

Claire, WPF Program Manager, Africa/MENA 

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th 2014, by Untitled

Scenes from the “Making Finance Work for Africa” Conference last month in Dakar, Senegal.  Highlights for me were small group sessions focusing on themes such as “Women’s financial inclusion in francophone countries,” “mobile banking” & “SME finance.”

Claire, Program Manager, Africa/MENA

Posted on Monday, July 7th 2014, by Untitled

dbzchronicles:

Happy 4th of July from China.  Early morning kinesthetics are all around me including this elementary school in Youchi. (at 内蒙古赤峰市巴林右旗大板镇百吉乐小区)

dbzchronicles:

Happy 4th of July from China. Early morning kinesthetics are all around me including this elementary school in Youchi. (at 内蒙古赤峰市巴林右旗大板镇百吉乐小区)

Posted on Friday, July 4th 2014, by Chronicles

Reblogged from Chronicles