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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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armandohuerta:

The Whole Foods Team Member visit ended with lunch at a typical Brazilian “churrascaria”, with some adventuresome Team Members sampling grilled chicken hearts, a Brazilian delicacy. 

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st 2014, by Pura vida

Reblogged from Pura vida

armandohuerta:

Whole Foods Team Members visited several Banco do Povo clients today which included an impromptu birthday party hosted by a client for a TM and TMs buying Havaiana flip flops from a client’s store. 

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st 2014, by Pura vida

Reblogged from Pura vida

dbzchronicles:

Did you  know cinnamon is cultivated from the inner bark of a variety of trees from the Lauraceae family?   The process is quite labor intensive as the bark is collected, shaved, cut, dried, bundled and later sold as cinnamon spice!

Sri Lanka commands nearly 60% of the worlds cinnamon export market. Indonesia also produces sizeable quantities of cinnamon and cassia.

Borneo, Indonesia

Daniel Z. – Asia Field Correspondent

Posted on Tuesday, September 16th 2014, by Chronicles

Reblogged from Chronicles

Dakar Dispatch: Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion

WPF’s Africa/MENA portfolio has 2 ongoing projects involved in mobile money platforms.  The first with our partner Aga Khan Foundation in Cote d’Ivoire and our most recent with FINCA in the DRC!  

Claire, WPF Program Manager Africa/MENA

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th 2014, by Untitled

dbzchronicles:

Whole Foods team members enjoying a day with Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner SED and clients of the village banks.
Surin, Thailand 
Daniel Z - Asia Field Correspondent

dbzchronicles:

Whole Foods team members enjoying a day with Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner SED and clients of the village banks.

Surin, Thailand 

Daniel Z - Asia Field Correspondent

Posted on Monday, September 1st 2014, by Chronicles

Reblogged from Chronicles