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2012 Impact Evaluation Report

2012 Impact Evaluation Report

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 IMPACT REPORT (2012)
Plant With Purpose Programs Show Dramatic Results in the Lives of Rural Families
IMPACT EVALUATION RESULTS
Every three years, Plant With Purpose conducts program impact evaluations in the six countrieswhere we work. Based on household surveys, the results show the eect that programs haveon participating amilies, compared with amilies who do not participate in Plant With Purposeprograms. The most recent results reveal several signicant ways that Plant With Purposeprograms are impacting amilies in the 275 communities where we work around the world.
Overall Health
: According to the results rom evaluations in six countries, amilies whoparticipate in Plant With Purpose programs showed an average 25% decrease in waterborneillnesses, including cholera, diarrheal disease, and typhoid.
Overall Economic Well Being
: Across six countries, evaluation results showed that participantamilies actively save cash 78% more oten than non-participants, and they are 70% more likelyto have sucient savings or 6 months o household needs.
Dominican Republic:
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Families who participate in Plant With Purpose programs own twice as much land as non-participant amilies and protect 75% more land than non-participants.
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Participant households are 60% more likely to own cattle (an indicator o economic well-being) than non-participants.
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Cacao, a valuable cash crop, is harvested 30% more oten by Plant With Purpose armersthan non-participants.
 
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Participant amilies planted almost 3 times as many trees as non-participant amilies.
Mexico:
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Participant households actively save cash 68% o the time, while non-participants save cashonly 45% o the time; and participants are 43% more likely to have enough savings to cover6 months o needs than non-participants.
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77% o participants own cattle (an indicator o economic well-being), compared with 51%o non-participants; and the number o cattle owned by participants is twice that o thenumber owned by non-participants..
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Only 7% o participant households have dirt foors in their homes (a sign o poverty),compared with 29% o non-participant households.
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Participant armers harvested 22 dierent crops, compared with 8 by non-participants.
Haiti:
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Participant amilies showed a 46% decrease in cholera and a 50% decrease in typhoid,compared with non-participants.
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Participant amilies actively save cash 4 times more requently than non-participants.
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Families who participant in Plant With Purpose programs cultivate about 20% more landthan non-participants; they own 30% more land; and they protect 20% more land throughreorestation or erosion control than non-participants.
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Participant amilies plant about 3 times as many trees as non-participant amilies.
Tanzania:
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Participant amilies showed a 65% decrease in diarrheal disease and a 70% decrease intyphoid incidence, compared with non-participant amilies.
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99% o participant amilies actively save cash, compared with 48% o non-participants; and50% have enough savings to cover household expenses or 6 months, compared with 6%o non-participants.
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80% o participant amilies own cattle, which is 42% higher than non-participants.
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66% o participants earn some household income through microenterprise endeavors, arate that is 43% higher than what was reported by non-participants.
Burundi:
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95% o armers in Plant With Purpose associations have shared their knowledge with otherarmers, and each armer has shared with an average o 23.5 people.
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Plant With Purpose participants are 24% more likely to save cash than non-participants.
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Plant With Purpose participants planted 3 times as many trees as non-participants.
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Plant With Purpose armers harvested 31 dierent crops, compared with 20 cropsharvested by non-participant armers.
Thailand:
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Participant amilies have twice as many children enrolled in high school.
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Participants are 31% more likely to actively save cash than non-participants.
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Participant amilies are 41% more likely to own land that is protected than non-participants;and participants planted 2.5 times more trees than non-participants.
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Plant With Purpose participants showed a 19% decrease in admitted gambling.
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Participant amilies are 20% more likely to eat meat, eggs, or sh on a daily or weekly basis,compared with non-participant amilies.

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