Of the world’s poorest people—those scraping by on less than $1.25 a day— 70 percent live in rural areas. Most depend on the land for survival through small-scale farming. But due to environmental damage, the land isn’t producing enough. Parents struggle to put food on the table, pay for basic needs, and send their kids to school.
Yet in the midst of this cycle of poverty, there is hope. Plant With Purpose, a Christian nonprofit organization, reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. Rather than focusing on one problem or solution, Plant With Purpose uses an integrated three-part approach of environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Since 1984 the organization has grown to partner with 355 communities across the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, Burundi, and Thailand.
- 12 million trees planted to restore land
- 646 savings-and-loan groups established to help rural families save money
- 258 local churches equipped to care for their communities
- 114,000 children and adults experiencing transformation
Plant With Purpose grows hope by equipping families to improve their lives and land. Through partnership with Plant With Purpose, farming families are empowered to change their circumstances, provide for their children, and live with God-given hope and dignity.