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Azina: "I no longer had the fear of trying"

Azina joined a group called Plant With Purpose five years ago because her neighbor in the Saseni Watershed of Tanzania convinced her to because Tanzania poverty offers very few options. Her neighbor explained that the group manages their money well with the help of Plant With Purpose staff and Facilitators. Azina was impressed and believed […]
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Asanterabi: "I was able to save money that I used to build my new house."

Asanterabi is 58 years old, married to Luciana, and they have five children (three boys and two girls). They are also blessed with two grandchildren. They live in the mountains of Tanzania, where their livelihood in farming was threatened by soil erosion. He has been an active member of a Purpose Group for seven years. Before […]
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Causes, Effects and Solutions to Environmental Degradation

Environmental degradation is an increasingly pressing issue that affects us all. It is caused by a variety of factors, ranging from human activities to natural disasters, and its effects can be devastating. Many of these effects can cause further degradation, which means that this impact works as a downward cycle. Fortunately, there are solutions, and […]
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Seeding Change

Planting trees and helping farmers grow more crops is part of Plant With Purpose’s core work, but these activities depend on the health and availability of seeds. Right now, the global seed supply faces a number of problems. There is currently a lack of access to diverse and locally adapted seed varieties. This is due […]
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Juana: "We plant so that the field does not lose its life."

Juana is a single mother of three children living in a rural community in Oaxaca. She is a member of a Purpose Group that works to improve the lives of rural communities through sustainable development projects. The Mexican farmer has been working with Plant With Purpose on several projects, including the poultry module, fruit orchard, […]
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Severin: "My production of beans and corn have almost tripled"

Severin is the president of his Purpose Group located in the Nyakijanda watershed of Burundi. He is a 60 year old Burundi farmer who has accomplished a lot, applying innovation to his work on the farm. “I am so delighted to be a member of my Purpose Group in Burundi,” he introduces himself. “I am […]
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Follow Jesus in coal country and in a warming world.

by Kyle Meynard Schaap Larry was the last holdout. Years ago, the local coal company had purchased mineral rights from the inhabitants of Kayford Mountain to blow it apart – to tap the coal seams and bleed the mountain of its precious payload. One by one, Larry’s neighbors had sold their rights and moved – […]
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To Protect a Waterfall

Tanzania Purpose Groups engage the whole community to restore a community by protecting a waterfall and its water sources
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In the voices of our partners

One of the more complex nuances of working across different countries and cultures is storytelling and communication. When done poorly, organizations run several risks: from dehumanizing the people they seek to help to diminishing the role local actors play in advancing progress. In this post, CEO Scott Sabin shares how to allow our partners to […]
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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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