Our Partnership With Plant With Purpose

Written by: Mackenzie Wade

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Take Heart Textiles is  proud partner of Plant With Purpose, and we've committed to donating a portion of our sales to directly support this incredible organization.


Plant With Purpose, a Christian development organization, reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. For more than 35 years, Plant With Purpose has been a leader in linking international community development and environmental solutions, working with smallholder farmers in strategic locations where environmental degradation and poverty intersect. Plant With Purpose currently works in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, and Thailand, and employs an integrated methodology that combines environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Activities include watershed restoration, reforestation, sustainable agriculture training, savings-and-loan groups, local leadership development, and outreach efforts with the local Christian church.


 

"Partners, not projects"

Plant With Purpose is rooted in Biblical principles and Christian values and believes in “partners, not projects.” This means that the program goals are never more important than the best interests of the communities where they work. 

Tree Planting

Planting trees is a flagship part of Plant With Purpose's environmental restoration initiatives. Trees have the powerful ability to prevent erosion, improve soil health, purify water resources, and improve agricultural yield through agroforestry. Trees also act as carbon sinks, absorbing excess carbon in the atmosphere, helping to contribute to the renewal of global ecosystems.




Following a model of locally-led reforestation, all trees are planted and protected by farmers on their own land, in their own communities and forests, empowering them to lead the decisions on how they manage their land. In fact, 100% of the development work is community-based and led by the local community. Their unique watershed model doubles the impact of their work, which is measured and monitored by world-class evaluation systems to ensure validated results.

Purpose Groups

Another core component of Plant With Purpose's model is Purpose Groups, which empower local communities by integrating savings groups, farmer field schools, and spiritual encouragement. As a result of Plant With Purpose's work, participants of the Purpose Groups become both partners and agents of their own success. Families significantly reduce their poverty by more than half and become instrumental in the economic, environmental, an spiritual development of their community. 

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Mackenzie Kuck founder Take Heart Textiles

Mackenzie Kuck

Mackenzie is a professional designer, lifelong artist, and sustainable materials aficionado for the interiors and fashion industries. She is passionate about bringing organic, non-toxic materials into the market and empowering others to live and shop sustainably.