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Edouard & Pancras: "My brothers and I look at our father with respect"

“Our oldest sister didn’t have the chance to finish her studies. This was before my father became a member of a Burundi Purpose Group, and our family lacked the means to allow her to complete her studies,” shared Edouard. Edouard’s family, like many in Musanzaza, Burundi, long struggled with poverty. They were farmers who couldn’t […]
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Why Vanessa Nakate’s Christian Environmentalism should be taken seriously

At the age of 22, Vanessa Nakate stood in front of the Ugandan Parliament building alone with a cardboard sign. Green love Green peace and Climate Strike Now were among the slogans written on it as she carried out her single-person protest for five months. It was a small start for someone who has become […]
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Community Designed Restoration Works

How our locally-led model is changing lives and land around the world True or false? It’s possible to alleviate poverty while restoring the environment. The answer: TRUE. At Plant With Purpose, we envision a world where all of creation thrives. This goes beyond plants and wildlife; it includes the people who live here as well.  […]
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Measuring What Matters

As we prepare for release of our triennial Impact Report, we reflect on its importance If Plant With Purpose’s program were a tree, monitoring and evaluation would be the sunlight that guides the direction of its growth. By systematically tracking progress and measuring outcomes, we gain crucial insights. Monitoring allows us to go beyond the […]
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Nathalie, Haiti: "I am really empowered to take care of my family."

“I have respect for trees, and I plant a lot because I am very concerned about erosion,” shares Nathalie. “It is a direct consequence of deforestation and bad farming practices. Farming is essential for the economic survival of my family in Haiti.” Erosion is indeed a serious concern for rural farmers in Haiti. In the […]
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A Glimpse into Life in Haiti: Stories of Resilience and Hope

Haiti is facing a crisis, with new updates coming out of the country almost daily. The country director of Plant With Purpose in Haiti recently provided us with a deeper understanding of how the situation is unfolding. He explains, “Life in Haiti because of the security situation has worsened. Currently, we don’t know who is […]
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Haiti: A Nation in Crisis, Yet Resilient and Hopeful

The story of Haiti is one of struggle, resilience, and hope amid often dire circumstances. This Caribbean nation has endured a long history of escalating violence, political instability, economic hardship, and the devastating impact of natural disasters. However, the people of Haiti refuse to succumb to despair even with their nation in crisis. Instead, they […]
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Plant With Purpose in the Warm Heart of Africa

The launch of our newest program expands partnership and hope to the people of Malawi At the beginning of 2024, Plant With Purpose opened its ninth country program in Malawi. While it is the newest of our partners, the work in Malawi is positioned well to apply the lessons learned from our global network. To […]
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Solomon, Ethiopia: "They are happier than ever before."

Farmer Solomon is among the thousands of participants of Plant With Purpose’s Ethiopia program. He is a forty-year-old father of five. Living in the Mokie watershed, Solomon became a member of a Purpose Group a few years ago. “Before I became a member, I had an interest in diversifying my family’s income. I wanted to […]
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A nurse, a teacher, and a mother: How communities in the DRC are holistically transformed

A core aspect of Plant With Purpose’s work is to find holistic solutions for change. We work in places where ordinary people face a myriad of challenges, but solutions are only sustainable and effective when we take into account the way they are connected to one another. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) demonstrates […]
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Davina, Tanzania: "Our livelihoods rely on farming"

At the center of her village in the Shengena East watershed of Tanzania, lives Davina, a determined single mother of five. She faces the challenges of parenting with unwavering strength. Three boys and two girls are not just her children, they are the pillars of her world. Life in her village presented numerous challenges, particularly […]
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Silvia, Tanzania: "My children are actively participating"

Silvia and her husband are farmers and traders. Her husband works as a farmer, while Silvia is a business woman. Silvia’s biggest challenge as a parent of four was having her daughter drop out of school. A child dropping out of school is a major stress on a parent, especially when it is a girl […]
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Hellen, Tanzania: "Education and safety are my prayers"

In the heart of a village in the Hai West watershed, Hellen began her journey of Transformation and entrepreneurship in Tanzania. Life had always been an uphill battle for Hellen and her family: her motorcycle-driving husband Lameck and their four children. Hellen labored as a small-scale vegetable seller, steady in her determination to provide for […]
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Magreth, Tanzania: "Education is a beacon of hope to other women"

Magreth is the wife of Stephano and the devoted mother of six children in the Saseni watershed of Tanzania. She works in agriculture, which serves as her family's primary source of income. For several years, she has actively participated in a Purpose Group to help her children gain an education in Tanzania. Despite agriculture being […]
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Elisongoya, Tanzania: "A decision that opened doors..."

Elisongoya is a resilient 40-year-old farmer. The lives of Elisongoya, her husband, and their four children took a positive turn, thanks to Elisongoya's involvement in her Purpose Group. “Before joining the group, I worried a lot about my inability to provide for our family. My husband and I lacked a stable income which caused us […]
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