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Here's what families hope for in Tanzania

35,958. That is the amount of families currently working directly with Plant With Purpose across eight countries. As we seek to grow and expand, its important to look at what families experience on an individual level. A typical family in Tanzania is a good representation of the hopes and worries of the rural, developing world […]
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Say hello to Señor Cheo

In his village, there were no banks. And that was a big problem. Palmarito is in the rural Dominican Republic. Like many rural parts of the country, the community lacked banks. This wasn’t just an inconvenience. Having somewhere to save your money makes a big difference in economic wellness. Having an opportunity to take out […]
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A new outlook- and a new look- in La Represa

In the central hills of the Dominican Republic sits a community that has been part of the Plant With Purpose family for many years. La Represa has become an exciting example of what kind of change is possible when we invest in holistic change. Once they faced a situation familiar to many in the rural […]
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A STORYteller's notes

A couple weeks ago, our team had the opportunity to go to STORY Gathering in Nashville, Tennessee. As far as the conference goes, it's so unlike other conferences that it's a bit hard to describe. In short, it's a place for people who believe that a well-told story can change lives. As a team that […]
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John Mark McMillan on Caring for Creation

John Mark McMillan: Creation care is an act of love John Mark McMillan is a widely-respected music artist. He is also passionate about how the environment impacts people. This fall, Plant With Purpose has had the privilege of teaming up with John Mark McMillan on his seventeen city tour. The tour also includes opening acts […]
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What is silvopasture and why does it matter?

What is silvopasture? Silvopasture is a farming method that has the potential to relieve some of the planet’s biggest environmental problems. Estimates suggest that has the capacity to reduce carbon dioxide by 31.19 gigatons of and the potential for over $650 billion in economic savings. Millions of rural farmers around the world can use this […]
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Why diversify? Just ask Arfanio

Diversify! Visit any farmer field school across Plant With Purpose’s international programs, and you’ll find people enthusiastic about why you should diversify your crops and income. Why? To put it simply, diversity is strength. In many developing countries, farmers have been encouraged to over-invest in a single cash crop. At various points in time, certain […]
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Saving the evangelists with wings

A little devil is in danger. By "little devil," we mean the Black-capped Petrel, a charming bird species that boasts sleek black wings and a white underbelly. The seabird lives off of seafood, spending most of the day soaring over the ocean in search of fish to feast on. At night, however it returns to […]
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Nurserymen understand the need for trees

We don’t do anything alone. Plant With Purpose has been blessed by the generosity of so many different kinds of supporters, from churches across different denominations to innovative companies and startups to passionate individuals. Each month, we love to feature a new partner who has made our work possible. This month, we’re looking at a […]
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The Need for Trees

People need trees, and trees need people. What would happen without trees? In many parts of the world, people would suffer greatly. Trees fix soil with vital nutrients. Trees fix beneficial nutrients in the earth which enables other plants to grow, including vegetables and crops needed to feed people and livestock. Their roots also help […]
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"You have a beautiful home"

Recently, some members of our team paid a visit to Haiti to meet participants from our program. The trip was meaningful and brought to life many aspects of Plant With Purpose’s program. Our Creative Director, Philippe, shares about an encounter meeting our friend Gernita. The community of Fonds Verrettes is one that has experienced so […]
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The Eye of Water

It started with a different vision. About twenty years ago, a visit to the community of Ojo de Agua, “the eye of water” in Mexico’s Mixteca region would have looked quite different. The steep hillside would have been brown and dry. For years, the people of Ojo de Agua relied heavily on the production of […]
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Faith isn’t just for Sunday

Worship has no boundaries A big part of spiritual renewal is learning that we shouldn't compartmentalize our relationship with God within church walls. Our faith isn't just for Sundays. A vibrant, robust faith impacts every single thing we do, from church to work to life at home. There are no boundaries. This is true whether […]
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Strong people in a vulnerable land

Haitians are forced to deal with the reality of natural threats. Haiti is not only a country with many political and economic struggles, but it also has to deal with the fact that it is located in one of the most vulnerable locations when it comes to natural disasters. As the massive earthquake in 2010 […]
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Fighting environmental injustice from California to Guatemala

This summer, Plant With Purpose has had the treat of having a team of highly skilled and mindful interns around our San Diego office. These interns bring with them unique perspectives and rich experiences. Our Communications Intern, Caillie, was drawn to Plant With Purpose by her concern for some of the most vulnerable communities. This […]
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