Brazilian natural, organic and vegan cosmetics brand Surya Brasil has returned from a week-long trip to Guatemala in conjunction with the Whole Planet Foundation to discover first-hand the results of their joint philanthropy.
The Whole Planet Foundation provides funds to organizations in a bid to alleviate poverty around the globe.
“For the past year, we have been thrilled to support this initiative and were ecstatic to be invited to join them on this mission to witness first-hand the impact that even a small gesture can have over a whole community,” said Founder and CEO of Surya Brasil, Cleila Angelon. “The beauty of this program is that as people repay the microloans, they may also be able to receive many other benefits such as healthcare, education and training offered by the microfinance institutions. This holistic approach ensures that these women can start or expand their small businesses to find their own sustainable solutions to poverty.”