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Since 1984 Plant With Purpose have helped thousands of people in close to 250 villages around the world to lift themselves out of poverty and reinvest in their future by restoring productivity to their land and creating economic opportunity out of environmental restoration.

With 70 percent of the world’s poorest people living in rural communities, the vast majority of poor families depend on the land for their survival. Therefore, any long-term solution to rural poverty would have to take into account how deforestation diminishes the ability of smallholder farmers to grow crops. As deforestation leads to smaller yields, families are left with less food and less opportunity to earn an income. Plant with Purpose came to understand that poverty had to be addressed from the ground up because handouts and food aid would never be enough to address the root causes of rural poverty.

Plant With Purpose began working in Tanzania in 2006 to address the severe problems of deforestation and poverty that beset rural communities. Traditionally, when families need farmland and fuel, wood for cooking or heating, they have resorted to cutting down trees in Tanzania’s original forests. Plant With Purpose works with 38 different communities in the regions surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro to create alternatives to deforestation, and share the tools needed to empower local people replenish the land and improve their lives. Working with a local staff of dedicated Tanzanian foresters and agronomists, Plant With Purpose also promotes the use of wood-saving stoves, soil conservation techniques and water conservation. So far over 2,000 families have begun improved vegetable gardens and together planted over 1,000,000 trees in farming and reforestation efforts. As a result of these efforts, forests are being preserved and restored and rural communities have hope for a better future for their children.

Plant With Purpose is thrilled to be chosen to partner with Wings Of Kilimanjaro and we are looking forward to the tremendous impact we will have together on lives and lands in the Kilimanjaro region

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