Celebrate the 12th anniversary of Whole Planet Foundation in our hometown of Austin, Texas featuring music from local favorite Shinyribs! Wondering why our ticket price is $187? There's a good reason! Besides the food trucks run by microcredit clients and their tacos, the delicious small plates menu, the goody bag valued at $75, Mariachi Amor and a Bollywood dance performance, the silent auction with 100 items from local and global market places and the live auction...
$187 is the average first microloan across all of our microfinance projects in 69 countries. When you buy your event ticket, you're enabling an entrepreneur to invest her talents in her own business and lift up herself and her family. Watch our overview video to learn more.
Mariatou, pictured below, is currently on her first microloan with WPF microfinance partner BRAC in Sierra Leone. She uses this 40-week loan of 600,000 Leones (about $79.47) to sell used shoes. Every month she goes to Freetown to buy bags of used shoes, which are sealed, so she doesn’t know what or how many shoes are inside.
One bag costs 300,000 Leones ($39.74), and holds about 50-60 pairs of shoes, which she can sell in about one week. Her average profit in a week is 200,000 Leones ($26.49). She hopes to one day buy used shoes in bulk to supply other sellers in Kenema. Photo: WPF’s Zoe So.
Be a hero for an entrepreneur like Mariatou who is waiting to use her own ingenuity to jumpstart her future. Party with a purpose with us on October 25. We can't wait to see you!
Event furniture generously provided by Moontower Rentals.