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2011 Summer Sower

2011 Summer Sower

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SUMMER 2011
Formerly known as Floresta Usa
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I set my jaw and clench every musclein my body, even my toes are curled.An unconscious prayer dances on mylips, “Please, please, please…” Onetentative step. Then another, moreconfdent. The steps gain momentum,gain rhythm. Step over step overperilous step. Until, at last, both eetare frmly planted on a platorm osaety. I exhale the breath I wasn’teven aware I was holding.
Hv you vr wchd  ighrop wr?Wchd hir vry wich nd ovn?Brcd or hir dis? l hir  shbor your ys?Y vn s I cnch nd cring nd con-p suddn dh, hir  isn’ ry onh in. No i hr’s  sy n o cchh in  orgiving wb o grviy viion.I’v bn hining  o bou h r ‘syn’ ovr h ps w onhs. as h con-oy gs nd ny aricns pung hdfrs ino hir suppor syss, our indsno ongr jup o ighrop wrs nddfnc o grviy whn w hr h r‘sy n,’ bu o soci nd fnnci s-y ns: rinds nd iy,  s nsgg, or  svings ccoun. Bu h ningis h s. a sy n, whhr iror fguriv, svs us ro crin hr,csroph, or vn dh. thy hp usbounc bc ro s h woud ohr-wis b dvsing.th rur poor, h pop Pn Wih Pur-pos ss o srv, don’ hv h uxu-ry o sy ns. lrgy dpndn ongricuur, h rur poor r highy vu-nrb o ci chngs, nd no juscro-por-ic-cps-r-ing chng-s, bu o sson chngs nd dirnc-s—droughs, oods, nd ropic sors.Fiis srugg o produc nough cropso d hir chidrn, uch ss sv orh uur or rgncis.according o h IFaD 2011 Rur PovryRpor, “Poor rur pop hv ss rsi-inc hn ss-poor pop bcus hyhv wr sss o  bc on whn
Before VICoBA,we BArely lIVedto surVIVeAnother dAy.now, we AresendIng ourChIldren tosChoolAnd leArnIngto tAkeresponsIBIlIty.
risky BusiNess:
how Communities LiftthemseLves out ofPoverty through asavings-Led system
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Plant With Purpose Grant Writer 
 
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WWW.PlaNtWItHPURPOSe.ORgshocks occur. Whn hy do occur, poor po-p y hv o rsor o copin srish invov incurrin db, sin sss, ororoin on ducion opporuniis or chi-drn nd youh –  o which v h huch or vunrb o uur shocks.a Pn Wih Purpos, w us h r “vi-cious cyc” o dscrib his downwrd spiro povry nd dpion o rsourcs, bohnvironn nd ohrwis, h rips ruriis. For hs iis, siny sshocks, ik bd whr or n inss, hrush dpr ino povry, ino db, inohopssnss nd dspir. Diy i is  b-ncin c wih no sy n in sih.Pn Wih Purpos prnrs wih rur co-uniis o rduc hs risks so h hycn ov ou o povry. On wy w do hisis hrouh vi svins nd on roups.lik h n suss, vi svins ndon roups provid n vnu or couni-y brs o sv, n, nd vn onou hir ony. Pn Wih Purpos uiizs svins-d sys h hs hd rndoussuccss in providin fnnci srvics o hrur poor who do no hv ccss o bnk-in insiuions, r unb o quiy or vns ons, nd on cnno rd or wri.Wi  scond, how cn poor pop ordo sv? I hy cn bry surviv, i ssik svin woud b h s hin hy’d bb o do.Wh ks vi svins nd on roupsno ony sib bu so hihy succssuon h rur poor is h roup brshsvs dcid on h oun hy cnrsonby coi o svin ch wk. Prccounbiiy nd fnnci rinin buids cuur o svin, nd roups provid uid-nc nd ncourn o hir brs.ths roups r coposd o nd d bycouniy brs nd hv w ovrhdcoss h or insiuions rquir. Unikrdiion icrofnnc insiuions,  o hinrs cocd ro ons os bck o hroup is rhr hn bin drind o on insiuion ousid o h couniy. toccood iir popuions, visvins nd on roups uiiz orizions w s sybos h rprsn h nubro roup pds.Pn Wih Purpos hs xprincd rsuccss wih his svins-d sys in ispror in tnzni, whr w hv  hriv-in nwork o 64 roups wih ovr 1,800brs. mrs. erud,  won ro hvi o Buruk in tnzni, sid, “BorVICOBa, w bry ivd o surviv noh-r dy. Now, w r sndin our chidrn oschoo nd rnin o k rsponsibiiy. Ws now h vu o ducion. W r us-in our own ony o k cr o oursvs.thr r no on shrks or ovrnn of-cis o worry bou. W hv i o os, buvryhin o in.ths s roups n bi chn or -iis on h brink. By providin iis wih bur o svins or rncis, invs-in in hir nd, srin s businsss,or pricipin in ohr civiis h coudhp brin h ou o povry bco ssrisky. thy r b o sbiiz hir incoo  v whr hy cn bsorb shocks.Whr vry drouh  ho—or pricdrop round h word—won’ prvnh ro din hir iis. Whr v-ry sor or inss or bd hrvs dosn’hv o b s prious s  ihrop wkwihou  sy n.
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