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Why is Saving Small Amounts of Money Impactful?

Savings change everything. Although saving a couple dozen cents a week does not sound like much, it is significant. The impact of 20-30 women saving thirty cents a week is catalytic. It causes a chain reaction of change which results in benefits for both the individual and the community. The Impact on Individuals Saving money for […]
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7 Biodiversity Hotspots You Should Know

First of all, what is a biodiversity hotspot? You might guess by the name that it’s a place on earth where biodiversity is either abundant or threatened. In fact, both are correct. To be a biodiversity hotspot, a location must meet two criteria: You cannot find half a percent of its plant life or 1,500 […]
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How long does environmental restoration take?

Plant With Purpose is deeply committed to environmental restoration. This dream is shared among our partners in eight different countries. Jah Cho envisions future generations being able to reap the benefit of a restored forests. Isaias imagines that his community of Ojo de Agua as a rejuvenated, green landscape. But that raises a great question: […]
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Empowering women across the globe

Integrating sustainability and development provides many benefits to female farmers Plant With Purpose is deeply committed to addressing the root causes behind poverty and environmental degradation. An amazing thing about addressing root causes is discovering how they affect so many issues. Take, for example, women’s empowerment. Gender based inequality may be the world’s oldest human […]
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The Opposite of Poverty

The opposite of poverty isn’t wealth. It’s justice. This quote comes from Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy. In that book, Stevenson recounts his experiences as a lawyer, working to exonerate people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. His work to get people off of death row and out of prison who do not belong […]
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To the ones who keep showing up

Trying to make an impact on the world isn’t an easy task. While change is possible, the process isn’t linear. There are ups and downs, setbacks, and moments of discouragement that every person who tries to make an impact faces. That’s why a key trait of people who make a big difference is resilience and […]
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We can't forget to celebrate hope

The communities where Plant With Purpose works are some of the most difficult places on the Earth to live. As much as our stories focus on change and how a better world is possible, they are also incomplete without a reminder that our group members live very difficult lives. In villages across rural Latin America, […]
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The world's poorest communities dispel a major myth about the environment

Environmental conversations aren't only about major players. In most ongoing conversations about the planet’s environmental issues, you’ll frequently hear the names of major actors: The United States Government, the Vatican, the oil industry, and the United Nations. These usually-controversial entities often stir up the debate of what should be given priority– economic growth or environmental […]
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Let the locals lead

One of the things that sets apart Plant With Purpose’s work is a commitment to building and developing leaders among locals. Visit any of our international offices and you won’t find any expat staff members. Instead each partnering country has its own autonomous office staffed by nationals. These offices work to develop even more local […]
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Address root causes

There is no shortage of causes around the world to care about. Every year, thousands of new nonprofit organizations file paperwork to start programs. For people wanting to make an impact, often the problem isn’t finding opportunities to make a difference but choosing one! The Plant With Purpose team has experience working on a number […]
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There is no us versus them

When we see people strictly in terms of us-and-them, it becomes extremely easy to turn people into projects. Thinking in terms of "the needy" versus "the rich" is a very common tendency among charitable organizations. We must not think in terms of haves and have-nots. Some communities have been recipients of aid for so long […]
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Why we work in rural areas

In order to truly help the vulnerable, we must know and understand what their situation is like. These beliefs have led us right into rural locations in developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. These are the places where poverty overwhelmingly exists.  85 percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas. While the […]
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