For Immediate Release:
Plant With Purpose, a leading international nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental restoration and community development, is thrilled to announce its expansion into Malawi, marking its ninth country program. With its rich cultural heritage a reputation as the 'warm heart of Africa,' Malawi presents a remarkable opportunity for Plant With Purpose to make a lasting impact on the lives of its people.
“The people of Malawi are world renowned for their warmth and kindness,” said Scott Sabin, Plant With Purpose CEO. “I am absolutely thrilled to be working together with them over the coming years as we offer Plant With Purpose's watershed program to smallholder farmers who are struggling with poverty and deforestation.”
Agriculture forms the backbone of Malawi's economy, with more than 80% of the population relying on it for their livelihoods. However, the country faces significant environmental challenges, including soil degradation and deforestation, which have hampered farmers' ability to grow sufficient food and support their families. A large portion of the population lives below the poverty line, struggling to meet their basic needs amidst high unemployment, low wages, and limited access to education and healthcare.
In recognition of its urgent needs, Plant With Purpose has chosen Malawi as its newest country partner, determined to help local communities restore their land and enhance their economic stability through regenerative agriculture and community-based savings groups.
Over the next two years, Plant With Purpose will kickstart a comprehensive pilot program, centered on the establishment of Purpose Groups and strategic church partnerships. By fostering a sense of collective purpose and shared responsibility, the organization aims to create a sustainable framework for change through community collaboration.
With the expansion into Malawi, Plant With Purpose reaffirms its commitment to promoting environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal to break the cycle of poverty for rural families.
About Plant With Purpose
Plant With Purpose, a Christian development organization, reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. For more than 35 years, Plant With Purpose has been a leader in linking international community development and environmental solutions, working with smallholder farmers in strategic locations where environmental degradation and poverty intersect. Plant With Purpose currently works in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, and Thailand, and employs an integrated methodology that combines environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Activities include watershed restoration, reforestation, sustainable agriculture training, savings-and-loan groups, local leadership development, and outreach efforts with the local Christian church.