Whole Planet Foundation / World Fair Trade Organization – Philippines


Whole Planet Foundation

Empowering entrepreneurs in our global communities through microcredit.
Company Overview
Whole Planet Foundation was formed with the entrepreneurial spirit of Whole Foods Market in partnership with Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, co-recipients of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Yunus, founder of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, is a pioneer of microcredit, a tool to empower the poor. 

In Professor Yunus's own words: "Microcredit ignites the tiny economic engines of the rejected underclass of society. Once a large number of tiny engines start working, the stage can be set for bigger things." We are also partnering with Fundación Adelante, Pro Mujer and other microfinance institutions implementing microcredit programs. 
The Whole Planet Foundation's mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in those developing-world communities that supply our stores with product. Through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship – including direct microcredit loans and tangible support for other community partnership projects – we seek to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being we work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies.

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Whole Planet Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market that provides grants to microfinance institutions around the globe.

In this section, you can find a glossary of terms related to microcredit and a summary of frequently asked questions related to Whole Planet Foundation. The resources section includes documents and URL links to useful and informative organizations for those interested in learning more about microcredit or international development, under the following categories:

Resources for grant seekers


  • Unitushttp://www.unitus.com/sections/partners/partners_becomemfi_main.asp
  • Acción Internationalhttp://www.accion.org/about_need_a_loan.asp
  • Google.orghttp://google.org/
  • Global Fund for Womenhttp://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/grant-criteria/
  • Resources on other international issues/international development

    We appreciate your interest in the Foundation, in microcredit and other international development programs.

    Basic Information

    Company Overview
    WFTO-Philippines is a coalition of Philippine producer groups, marketing organizations and support organizations, as well as individual advocates, commonly adhering to the principles and goals of Fair Trade.
    WFTO-Philippines works for the development of progressive and responsible Fair Trade stakeholders in the Philippines, and ensure that each member organization engages in their commitment to the principles and standards of Fair Trade: providing income and food security in disadvantaged communities; empowering community based producers; and promoting a quality and market driven image of Fair Trade products.

    WFTO-Philippines serves as a common vehicle of the member organizations towards:

    Increasing market access, both domestic and export
    Raising consumer awareness of Fair Trade
    Sharing experiences and taking common action
    Establishing a center of information for Fair Trade initiatives, products and services
    Lobbying and campaigning for changes in trade policies which will redound to the benefit of marginalized producers

    WFTO-Philippines is envisaged as the common voice representing issues and concerns of Philippines Fair Traders in the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), and WFTO-Asia.

    handicrafts – home decors, toys, gifts, fashion accesories, 
    recycled products
    conference kits
    fresh produce (tropical fruits and vegetables
    processed food products 
    health and wellness products

    Mano Mano


    The http://wftoph.net/the-network/


    WFTO-Philippines Members

    1. Advocate of Philippine Fair Trade, Inc. (APFTI) www.apfti.org.ph
    2. Altertrade Corporation www.altertradegroup.com.ph
    3. Bahay Pangarap www.pangaraphome.com
    4. Barcelona Multi-Purpose Cooperative
    5. Bote Central, Inc. www.arengga.com
    6. Bol-Anon United Sectors Working for the Advancement of Community Concerns (BUSWACC)
    7. CM Bamboo Crafts
    8. Community Craft Association of the Phils. (CCAP) www.ccapfairtrade.com
    9. Custom-Made Crafts Center www.cmcrafts.org
    10. Filipinas Fair Trade Ventures Circle, Inc. (FFTV) www.ffftv.ph
    11. Handicraft of Aklan MPCI www.hampco-crafts.com
    12. KATAKUS
    13. La Herminia
    14. Mother Bonifacia Rodriguez Foundation, Inc.  www.talleresdenazaret.org
    15. Moondish, Inc. www.moondishfoods.net
    16. Much-In-Little
    17. Non-Timber Forest Products–Exchange Program (NTFP-EP)www.ntfp.org
    18. Organic Certification Council of the Philippines (OCCP) www.occpphils.org
    19. Oxfam GB www.oxfam.org.uk
    20. Panay Fair Trade Center (PFTC)
    21. Philippine Development Assistance Program (PDAP)www.pdap.net
    22. Philippine Global Exchange (PGX)

    About rictandag

    http://about.me/rictandag http://LVHelpGro.net @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney, www.NDALC.org, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present http://www.ups-scs.com [business] http://InternationalAidAdvocate.com http://rictandag.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/rick.passo http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickpasso http://www.twitter.com/rictandag http://paper.li/rictandag http://rictandag.i.ph/blogs/rictandag/ http://ricktandagvegas.blogspot.com/ https://rictandag.wordpress.com/ advocate for: http://www.gk1world.com [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"] http://www.jacintoandlirio.com http://www.civitan.net/diverse http://www.Rags2Riches.ph
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