The Winter Sower: Hunger to Harvest

Written by Plant With Purpose on November 14, 2013 in General, News & Events, Sower

Director’s Corner

Plant With Purpose has been tracing a curve of exponential growth for some time. Worldwide we are now serving nearly 100,000 individuals in 331 villages. In the past year, we expanded our work in Mexico beyond Oaxaca into the state of Chiapas, where we have now established an office. From Burundi, we have also begun plans to start working across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most importantly, we have experienced tremendous growth in the communities in which we already work.

Click here to read more from executive director Scott Sabin.


Hunger to Harvest

How Plant With Purpose is Helping to Feed Families


Women in the Dominican Republic prepare food grown on their farm.

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Around the world, 870 million people go hungry each and every day–that’s one out of eight people. Poverty and hunger are deeply interconnected issues. Plant With Purpose focuses on helping rural farming families feed themselves in Tanzania, Burundi, and Haiti, our three hungriest program countries.

Plant With Purpose provides training, seeds, and opportunity to bring a long-term solution to hunger for families like Marko and Paulina Philip in Tanzania. Marko felt utterly defeated after five years of inconsistent rains and minimal harvests. He used the training he received from Plant With Purpose to better manage his land and in turn, increase his annual income. Now Marko can feed Paulina and their three children.

Read more about how Plant With Purpose is helping to feed families.


Gifts of Hope

This Christmas, you can help families change their circumstances. Plant With Purpose’s online Gift Catalog provides the opportunity to give the Gift of Hope to families in need on behalf of someone you love!


Read more about Plant With Purpose’s online Gift Catalog.


Village Spotlight: Pang Tuay, Thailand


Forced relocations have uprooted the entire community of Pang Tuay three times in the past 40 years and the threat of once again having to move remains. This constant instability creates disconnect between the people and forest; they are not willing to plant and care for trees on land that is only a temporary home. Plant With Purpose is working with the Pang Tuay community to increase their knowledge of environmental issues, community forestry, land rights, agroforestry, and replenishing streams with fish.

Read more about Pang Tuay and their hopes for stability.


Breaking News

Planting Hope Gala a Huge Success

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The 2013 Planting Hope Gala was a phenomenal success with over $337,000 raised to invest in the lives of the rural poor! We are grateful to those who attended, and we are deeply humbled by your generosity, passion, and commitment to the work of Plant With Purpose. Thank you to everyone who made the night possible! A complete list of donors, volunteers, and sponsors can be found here.

You Shop, Amazon Gives

Amazon has rolled out a new service for conscious buyers, called Amazon Smile. Shopping on Amazon Smile is essentially the same as shopping on, except that 0.5% of all purchases through Amazon Smile will be donated to a nonprofit of your choice—including Plant With Purpose.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, GIVING TUESDAY

The day following the purchasing frenzy associated with Thanksgiving weekend comes Giving Tuesday—a day to focus on giving back either financially or through a donation of time. Be watching for an email from Plant With Purpose offering ideas on how you can participate in Giving Tuesday this year.

To read the latest Breaking News, click here.

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