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Things you'll see on a visit to Burundi

Burundi isn't a frequently visited country. For starters, it is rather small, comparable in size to Rwanda, Lesotho, or Eswatini. It is also a very rural country with 85% of its residents living in remote areas that have limited infrastructure. While it boasts compelling landscapes and rich traditions, conflict has also inhibited tourism in Burundi. […]
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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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Abundance is a repeated theme throughout Scripture and Creation

Lately, I have been sharing my thoughts on abundance with our team and supporters. We are recently emerging from a busy fundraising season. We've seen abundance in the form of generosity, both in support of our program and in our program. When people enter a mentality of abundance, they also discover they have far more […]
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A Message from our CEO, Scott Sabin

Dear friends, There are so many things to be thankful for this year, and your unwavering support is one of them. It has made a huge and lasting difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in eight different countries. I can often get lost in the numbers—the number of countries we work […]
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Top 10 World-Changing Solutions to Poverty

The challenge of extreme poverty around the world isn’t new to most people. The images of suffering due to an inadequate access to resources and opportunity are familiar to most people. What gets significantly less attention, however, are all the numerous proven solutions to poverty available at our disposal. These solutions are interventions that have […]
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People are more than their problems

“Poverty is a condition,” our Mexico Country Director reminds us. “Not a characteristic.” For Luis, these words are not just a theory. They are a call to action, a cause to which he dedicated his life. His team’s efforts to help communities in three of Mexico’s poorest states happen alongside workshops focused on identity and […]
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Amazing Ways to Help Protect the Natural World

Create abundance for both people and planet It isn’t rare to hear stories of environmental loss and damage. From wildfires to drought to mass deforestation and pollution, so many of our beloved places on Earth are under constant threat. How can we help protect the natural world? These threats are real and urgent, but what […]
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Trees Are Only Part of the Story

Plant With Purpose celebrates planting 50 million trees and so much more Plant With Purpose celebrates planting of our 50 millionth tree. This represents decades of growth, lessons learned, and lives changed  since our first seedling was placed in the ground in 1984, 38 years ago. Planting 50 million trees in 38 years may seem […]
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Drilling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Rainforest

How will this impact ongoing restoration work? And how should we respond? You may have seen the news about the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s oil and gas concessions recently. It was picked up by most major news outlets and trended on social media. Many of the stories included terms like “carbon bomb” and “environmental […]
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Ethical Photography: Upholding the Dignity of Our Partners

Photographs are one of the most powerful forms of communication. They can motivate, inspire, and introduce you to people and places you may have never been exposed to otherwise. But what happens if we publish the wrong photo?  You know, the one that catches a subject making an unflattering expression or captures them at their […]
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Can a climate vulnerable community become 6x more sustainable?

Note: A draft of this blog was posted in error. Please disregard it entirely and review this corrected post, updated August 16, 2022. Plant With Purpose values sharing accurate and factual information, and we will promptly notify readers when that has not been the case. Thank you for your trust and understanding.  Climate change is […]
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As the world heats up, the world’s poorest suffer most

As global heatwaves increase it is the poor who suffer the most. Two months ago, South Asia faced a lethal, record-breaking heatwave that many took as a warning for what, in light of climate change, could become increasingly normal. India and Pakistan and their 1.5 billion residents bore the brunt of the excessive temperatures. Jacobad, […]
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Plant With Purpose statement on West Virginia vs. EPA

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia vs. EPA to limit the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to prevent uncontrolled greenhouse gases from the power sector. We recognize that the effects of those emissions go beyond any one state or nation and have a harmful impact on our planet, including its most vulnerable […]
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Hope for compassion fatigue

When everything is crisis, look for where things connect To say the past few years have been overwhelming is an understatement. From large-scale reckonings with racial injustice, to the impact of the pandemic, to the flare up of war and conflict in different parts of the world, there have been no shortage of urgent and […]
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Plant With Purpose... what's in a name?

This month, we celebrate our 12th anniversary of being Plant With Purpose. While the unveiling of our new name in 2010 was a rebrand, it also helped clarify the impact we would seek to have in our partnering communities over the next few years. Here, our CEO Scott Sabin reflects on the decision-making process behind […]
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