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The Rombo Report

Rombo isn’t an easy place to get to. You’ll need to drive for quite some time on the remote roads of Tanzania. In terms of distance, it isn’t too far from Mt. Kilimanjaro, a frequently visited and easily accessible spot. But getting from the city areas to the village of Rombo takes slow drives up […]
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Plant With Purpose is launching in Ethiopia

In 2019, Plant With Purpose will begin program work in Ethiopia We are extremely excited to announce that this year we will begin working with families and communities in rural Ethiopia. In mid-2018, we were approved to begin working. We have appointed Getnet Takere to serve as the Pilot Project Manager, and he is currently busy […]
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Ross Boone: a Picture of the Invisible

Meet Ross Boone AKA Raw Spoon This month we’re teaming up with Ross Boone, an Atlanta-based artist and illustrator. We’re also featuring him as our Supporter of the Month! Raw Spoon is Ross Boone’s artist name- and if you’re not sure why, then try reading that sentence out loud. His work uses the gentleness and […]
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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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How layered agroforestry can help millions

In order to help people, Plant With Purpose plants trees! That’s the short version of why we exist. The longer version of that is, well, much more nuanced. The way we plant trees is just as important as the fact that we plant them. We encourage and empower locals to participate in reforestation, for starters. […]
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A worthy investment

If you’re a Purpose Partner, if you’ve started a fundraiser for Plant With Purpose, or if you’ve ever donated towards our mission of reversing poverty and deforestation, you should know that your donations weren’t a hand-out. It’s more accurate to think of your gift as an investment. The financial growth our partners experience is a […]
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She won’t be kept down

Twelve years ago, the village of San Isidro Trementina was devastated The small, rural community in Mexico was made up of farmers. When the land was well, the crops grew and the people were well. When the land suffered, so did the crops and the people in the village. Then, the community faced one of […]
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The wisdom of Jah Cho

Jah Cho’s smile is contagious If you catch Jah Cho among his neighbors in Northern Thailand, you won’t have to wait very long before he offers up some jokes. His many stories, told in his Lahu dialect, are always accompanied with a big smile and belly laugh. Jah Cho is a happy soul, and he […]
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Four Simple, Sustainable Switches

It’s a new year and a perfect time to take on some new habits. Habits that help us live more sustainably don’t just help us, in the long run, they help everybody. A complete overhaul of your lifestyle isn’t easy- and usually isn’t lasting. Taking a few key steps towards sustainability, however, can lay a […]
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What you need to know about Ethiopia's environment

As Plant With Purpose prepares to begin its work in Ethiopia, our international team has spent time learning from local leaders and experts about its environment. The East African nation has seen a number of changes over the past year, including a new prime minister, its first female president, as well as the end of […]
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Celebrating the Old and New

Welcome to 2019! It’s an excellent time to both look back and look ahead at the many things worth celebrating and anticipating. Last year was one of our strongest yet- we are planting more trees, working in more communities, and putting more of your generosity to good use than ever before. Here are some things- […]
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Trees and Christmas are signposts towards Hope

If you planted a tree for every tree mentioned between Genesis and Revelation, you would easily end up planting quite a large forest. You’ll find a bush that burns without burning up, a court held underneath palm trees. You’ll find Jesus in a garden hours before his death and mistaken as a gardener hours after […]
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Parenthood vs. Poverty

Being a parent means wanting the best for your children. This simple desire is present in parents no matter what part of the world they live in, and it allows parents from California to the Congo, from Haiti to Hollywood to relate to each other. While all families want these same outcomes, not all will […]
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The Struggles & Successes of Ms. Christina

Christina knows the challenges of rural living Christina lives in the village of Siha, on the western slope of Mount Kilimanjaro. Though she is close to the mountain, it can be difficult to get to her village. The steep slopes and unpaved roads demand a cautious drive away from the nearest city and a little […]
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Trees give shade, Shade gives trees

Plant With Purpose has had the privilege of collaborating with many unique corporate partners over the years. The wide variety of corporate partners has reminded us that sustainability is for everybody. This month, we’re happy to feature one of our long-time, creative corporate partners as our Supporter of the Month. If you’re in the Los Angeles […]
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