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Bumble + Whole Planet Foundation
All profits from The Bumble Bee-tique go to Whole Planet Foundation.
Bumble is an official partner of Whole Planet Foundation, which works to empower people around the world through offering microloans to the entrepreneurs living in poverty.
Women make up 100% of Whole Planet Foundation's clients in the USA and 87% outside of the USA. Outside of the USA, the average loan to give a chance at a new life is only $185. In the USA, the average loan is $1502. These small loans provide impoverished entrepreneurs with access to credit to create or expand home-based businesses that will generate income for their families. Funds are repaid and re-loaned again and again, amplifying the reach of your donation.
It’s not about giving a hand-out, it’s about giving a hand up. You’re helping to empower our planet through opportunities for women to follow their dreams and provide for themselves and their families
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that alleviates poverty worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the very poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of September 2016, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance partners in the U.S. and across 68 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, creating 9.5 million opportunities for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized $71 million and disbursed $61 million through microlending partners worldwide.