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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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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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Sustainability Glossary for a Greener Planet

Your guide to environmental buzzwords and important ideas to help restore our world We have created a sustainability glossary for you! In the world of sustainability, there is no shortage of buzzwords. Even the term sustainability is often overused and misunderstood. When terms become extremely popular, it's a good indicator that there is enthusiasm for […]
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Ethiopia to Carlsbad: A round-the-globe look at Plant With Purpose

Over the course of the past few months, much of our Plant With Purpose team has been around the globe to connect with our international programs, our supporters, and each other. As we transition into fall, we look back at a few late summer highlights from the Plant With Purpose global community with appreciation and […]
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Unpacking the Top Causes of Global Poverty

Poverty is a global problem that affects billions of people. The ways that different organizations, countries, and institutions define poverty may vary, but in 2023, an estimated 689 million people live on less than $1.90 per day. Most people have some basic consciousness around the challenges of poverty, even though public perception is often tainted […]
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Bainet to Burundi: A round-the-globe look at Plant With Purpose

With summer in full swing, members of the Plant With Purpose projects team are off on a variety of travels, many of which are to our partners and programs around the world. At the same time, our local leaders continue to advance restoration projects in ecosystems all around rural landscapes. Here is a highlight reel […]
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Poverty and Religion: Evidence on the role of faith in poverty reduction

Corey Chin, Plant with Purpose - Economic Development from caremin on Vimeo. It's a real privilege to be here with you all. This has been a great couple of days. So at Plant With Purpose, we combat environmental degradation, climate change, conditions of poverty, and broken relationships by healing the land, people, and relationships. And […]
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Insights from a Purpose Group savings meeting

Recently, members of our Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning team had the chance to visit our Thailand programs to celebrate the graduation of the HoiLu watershed. For some of our newer team members, it was a first visit. Our Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Analyst, Emilie Jackson, had a chance to sit in on a group savings […]
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Dos Bocas to Zanzibar: A round-the-globe look at Plant With Purpose

It continues to be a busy and fruitful time for Plant With Purpose with many members of the team engaged in various activities "round the globe." Here's a quick look at some updates from our various partners around the world.
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Would Jesus Be An Environmentalist?: An Examination of The Nature Metaphors in Jesus’ Parables

Mustard seeds, lilies, grains of sand, fig trees, and sparrows. The parables through which Jesus taught were often driven by nature-based metaphors. Jesus was raised in a tradition that had a strong understanding of Earth’s connection to God. Joseph predicted crop failures and droughts through dreams given to him by God. David searched for messages […]
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Causes, Effects and Solutions to Environmental Degradation

Environmental degradation is an increasingly pressing issue that affects us all. It is caused by a variety of factors, ranging from human activities to natural disasters, and its effects can be devastating. Many of these effects can cause further degradation, which means that this impact works as a downward cycle. Fortunately, there are solutions, and […]
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To Protect a Waterfall

Tanzania Purpose Groups engage the whole community to restore a community by protecting a waterfall and its water sources
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In the voices of our partners

One of the more complex nuances of working across different countries and cultures is storytelling and communication. When done poorly, organizations run several risks: from dehumanizing the people they seek to help to diminishing the role local actors play in advancing progress. In this post, CEO Scott Sabin shares how to allow our partners to […]
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LET THE LOCALS LEAD

While having country-based leadership in all of our programs is important, we take it a step further and the advantage of local leadership is undeniable.  The importance of having local ownership over our mission and program activities has been emphasized at Plant With Purpose from the very beginning. Back in 1984, Plant With Purpose was […]
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