Even in a gloomy New York, there are bright spots. Literally and figuratively. I just attended @grameenamerica advisory board meeting. They and their clients are doing great things to better are communities. Over $1M in loans disbursed… A week!
I am thankful to @wholefoodsmarket for creating @wholeplanet that rallies support from WFM stakeholders ($10.5M in 2013) to support orgs like @bracusa. This is a video from my trip earlier this year to Uganda where we support BRAC’s Adolescent Girls Clubs. They offer a safe space for girls to meet, learn and play. For young women that are no longer in school, Whole Planet Foundation funds access to microcredit so they can start their own businesses. CC: @renee_mak @oscarthinks @jellesica @jeffdenby @darkryemag @dsmission
Thank you #Turkey. A beautiful place with great food, people, and tradition. Did you know? #Istanbul is the second largest city in the world. #wpfturkey
#video @wholeplanet partner TGMP, #wpfturkey innovating with mobile technology #microfinance #socent
Palestinian sunset. The end of a really good day. #wpfpalestine #palestine #sunset
#wpfisrael in Tel Aviv meeting with KIEDF who serves both Arab and Jewish Israelis.
8 years with @wholeplanet, visiting 50+ countries and this is the time I have packed a sweater and a scarf. The next 2 weeks I will be visiting #WPFTurkey #WPFIsrael #WPFPalestine
#wfmfuture is improving upon the work we are doing today. Happy TMs, healthier communities, and clarity of a higher purpose.
@wholeplanet a delicious drink on the street in #Oakland #mangoniada @wholefoodsmarket let’s do this.
Visiting @grameenamerica in Oakland and stopped for lunch. Delicious.