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Getting around while going green

You’ve probably already heard about the impact transportation has on the environment. You’ve probably also heard suggestions of ways you can reduce your own ecological footprint. We’re going to revisit a few of those options, while also looking at some of the other benefits you might not have considered. Pedal or be a pedestrian In […]
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What are staple trees and why do they matter?

You probably already know more about these kinds of trees than you realize. The idea of staple foods is probably a familiar one. Staple crops like corn, wheat, rice, and potatoes are an important part of many diets. Most world cuisines eat one or two of these staples almost every single day. Many Asian diets […]
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What Purpose Partners do different

Purpose Partners are more than just donors. They’re believers. If you want to know what keeps our work going, look no further than our Purpose Partner community. Our support from these monthly donors means that every month, rural communities plant forests. Mothers in Tanzania, Burundi, and the DRC open small businesses. Churches in the Caribbean […]
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Your generosity in 798 villages

The 2018 Annual Report is Here We’re excited to announce that we’ve completed the 2018 Annual Report! We can’t wait to share it with you. The Annual Report includes updates on our program activities, finances, and impact across our eight partnering countries. But that’s not all. Our Annual Report is just as much a summary of […]
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God is very much alive

Has God ever felt quiet to you? God is always present and near. But that doesn’t mean it always feels that way. Throughout the course of one’s lifetime, there may be long stretches of silence and seasons that feel unusually dry. Sometimes, our relationship with God can feel like going on a long road trip […]
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Step into a savings group meeting

What is a savings group? Sometimes called savings groups, sometimes called Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), these are savings-led microfinance groups that work to combat poverty. For those unable to benefit from a formal financial institution, these groups offer participants an opportunity to save, grow their money, and take out loans. Across the eight […]
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Remember the Wonder of Creation

God created the earth and declared it good. And it truly is good. If you’ve ever found yourself amazed by the beauty of a National Forest, reenergized by a weekend spent hiking, or surprised by how intricately the human body is designed, it's hard to disagree. That’s not to say that the earth doesn’t still […]
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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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We can reduce water waste

Whether we realize it or not, water plays a major role in our lives. Think about your personal morning routine. Maybe it includes taking a shower, brushing your teeth, or preparing an omelet for breakfast. All of these activities revolve around water. We use water constantly. But are we using our water wisely? By taking […]
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Three years ago, we launched in Northern California and Texas

This spring marks the three year anniversary of Plant With Purpose hubs in Northern California and Texas. After seeing lots of enthusiasm from supporters and donors in that region, Plant With Purpose decided to open two fundraising hubs. The goal was to work more closely with these supporting donors, churches, and foundations, and to increase […]
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We Were The Ones Who Forgot

For Isaya, poverty took many forms Isaya lives in Tanzania, where he and his neighbors once lived in poverty. They didn’t just lack money, however. They also lacked trees, enthusiasm, and the awareness of how to improve their situation. The barrenness of the land around him left Isaya concerned about what sort of future awaited […]
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Linking trees, water, and people

Wherever you live, water is vital March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s a great opportunity to take a deeper look at the importance of clean water to people all around the world. If you’ve never had to struggle to access clean water, it can be all too easy to take it for granted. […]
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Love, Hope, and Chocolate

The start of something sweet Juan urged us to come a little bit closer to look at what was growing on some of the trees on his farm. A team from Plant With Purpose was visiting Juan and some of his neighbors in his community in the Dominican Republic. For years, Plant With Purpose had […]
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God's Trail of Trees

Plant With Purpose is eagerly looking forward to the upcoming book release from our friend Matthew Sleeth. Matthew is a medical doctor who came to faith partly through noticing how trees constantly resurfaced in Scripture and in our world. His book Reforesting Faith will arrive in bookstores in April 2019. Enjoy an excerpt from the book below! […]
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Not Condemned to be Poor

A changed heart is the first step towards renewal One of the biggest things that determines what we can accomplish is the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. A big part of Plant With Purpose’s program is to replace false narratives that our participants have come to believe with the reality of how God sees […]
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