Plant With Purpose is an international organization that exists to help the world's most vulnerable communities grow themselves out of poverty, despair, and deforestation.
Most people think of poverty and environmental issues like two urgent but separate causes. Really they're the same thing. When 85% of the world's poor are rural families who rely on the land for a living, things like deforestation threaten their already difficult way of life. Desperation leads to further mistreatment of the environment, which produces less, creating a terrible cycle.
Plant With Purpose seeks to transform the world by its roots through empowering people with knowledge of sustainable agriculture, opportunities for economic empowerment, and spiritual discipleship.
As a storyteller and advocate for the rural poor, it's my job to gather and retell stories from the communities where the organization works– in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Burundi, Thailand, Tanzania, Mexico, and D.R. Congo. My goal is to move people towards compassion, so that as we pursue our purpose, millions around the world can live theirs.