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Written by Plant With Purpose on June 26, 2012 in General

Every quarter, we send out a newsletter to inform our donors and supporters of the work being accomplished through our partnership. Read on to learn more about what has been happening here at Plant With Purpose!

Dear Friend,

In this issue of the Sower, you will read how farmers are sharing the knowledge they gain from Plant With Purpose with their friends and neighbors. As a result of this ripple effect, transformation and hope is spreading throughout families, villages, and entire regions.

As our fiscal year draws to a close on June 30th, we celebrate these and other successes. In the year ahead, as we work together, we’ll raise up even more leaders, partner with local churches in holistic ministry, expand the Village Savings and Loan program, and continue to enable farmers to restore their land, overcome poverty, and transform their lives.

You can help extend this life-giving work to even more families and communities in the year ahead. To do so, please consider donating a generous gift by clicking on the link below to support these strategic efforts. You can help empower desperate farmers in some of the world’s most challenging places to improve their lives, provide for their children, and invest in a brighter future.

Thank you for your part in this wave of transformation. 

Sincerely,
Scott Sabin

P.S. Please help finish this year well and move into the year ahead with momentum! Click on the link to send in your tax deductible gift before June 30th to equip farmers with the tools they need to feed their families, raise their incomes, restore their land, and grow in their knowledge of God’s love and grace.

 

Knowledge is Contagious: Farmers Ride the Wave of Innovation
By Aly Lewis, Staff Writer and Grants Specialist

The results are in: Plant With Purpose is contagious.

In late 2011, Plant With Purpose conducted an Impact Evaluation on each of its six country programs. Like a regular checkup or health exam, these Impact Evaluations give us an idea of how we’re doing, what progress is being made, and where we can improve our efforts to make a greater impact on the communities we serve together. These evaluations measure progress and effectiveness in improving the lives of the rural poor economically, environmentally, and spiritually.

Click here to read the about the positive results of the Impact Evaluations and all that Plant With Purpose has to celebrate!


Director’s Corner
By Scott Sabin, Executive Director

When you mention Burundi to most people, you get a blank stare. About half can tell you it is in Africa. Very few know that it is emerging from decades of civil war and genocide, with a history similar to that of Rwanda, leaving it one of the poorest countries in the world. And almost none know what an amazing and hopeful place it really is, albeit one with some daunting challenges.

Click here to read about the inspiring work taking place in Burundi as we see reconciliation, empowerment, and healing taking place through our innovative programs. 


Visit A Village: Oaxaca Wahines Strike Again
By Cathi Lundy, Board Chair

For the second year, I have been blessed to be part of a special group of women, the Oaxaca Wahines! We traveled from Los Angeles to Oaxaca, Mexico to learn about Plant With Purpose’s programs, share Bible reflections, and host a Handicraft Exchange. There is something special about a woman-only trip—a lot of tears and hugs and heartfelt connections spring up as we see people struggle with the basic needs of life.

Click here to read more about the Wahines’ interactions with our Oaxacan family during their recent Vision Trip and pray about joining them in 2013!


Village Spotlight: Zumbador, Dominican Republic
By Becky Rosaler, Marketing and Events Coordinator

On a recent Vision Trip, nine students and leaders from the Father’s House Church witnessed the altruistic attitude of Pastor Luis and other community members as they came out to help plant orange trees and host the group for lunch. The time spent in Zumbador had special meaning as this youth group from Southern California is committed to sponsoring this Dominican Republic village. Stories from Zumbador are rippling through the lives of these students, to their family and friends, their church and youth group, our supporters at Plant With Purpose, and on to a national platform through a website called The Way.

Click here to read more about the rippling effects of Plant With Purpose on the community of Zumbador and the reverberation that is being felt here in the States. 


Breaking News
Planting Hope Gala 2012 – Save the Date!
Save the Date
October 13, 2012 at 6 O’clock in the Evening
Thank you for helping to make our Earth Day campaigns a success!
Groupon I Live:58 I World Vision ACT:S I Project 7
Kellogg Garden Products
With each bag of Eden Valley purchased, Kellogg will donate $1 to Plant With Purpose.
Wings of Kilimanjaro
200 pilots will be paragliding off of Mt. Kilimanjaro next spring to raise funds to further our work in Tanzania. 
Ways to Get Involved
Find out additional ways to join our team!

Click here to read more breaking news!


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