Plant with Purpose [Floresta]
Every day subsistence farmers in developing countries destroy more virgin forest to make room for their crops. The world's forests provide the wood, water, and fuel needed by millions of people. People in all countries rely on these forests to help maintain global temperatures. Poverty, deforestation and global warming are advancing hand-in-hand.
But now, Plant with Purpose, a Christian non-profit organization, is helping farmers grow wood products and fruit trees in place of soil-destroying traditional crops. These farmers are halting deforestation, starting reforestation and improving their incomes at the same time.Through Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Plant with Purpose helps community groups come together both to save and create credit opportunities. Plant with Purpose also has a vital Christian witness and encourages its farmers to participate in their local churches.
In 1997 and 1998 mission teams from the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church went to the Dominican Republic and Mexico with Floresta to help plant trees, assist with Vacation Bible Schools and work along side our partners in community development projects. In 1999-2014 SBPC entered into a long-term partnership with 3 hillside communities where Plant with Purpose worked with the local leaders to improve the lives of the people who live in these rural villages.
Plant with Purpose currently has programs in the Burundi, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, Thailand.and The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
4747 Morena Blvd., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92117
Phone: 619-274-3718 & 800-633-5319
Visit our website: plantwithpurpose.org