Plant With Purpose
on July 30, 2011 in videos
It’s a question we all ask ourselves when we see people suffering. As humanbeings, we want to help—but how?For us, the breakthrough came when we saw first-hand the connection betweenpoverty and the environment. Many people think of poverty and theenvironment as separate issues, but in fact they are hugely interdependent. Mostof the world’s poor are rural poor. Many are subsistence farmers, completely dependent on their environment for survival. But as a result of widespreaddeforestation, the land isn’t providing like it used to.Land that once bore bountiful crops that could be sold or eaten, isn’t producing.Streams that used to provide water to drink, now run dry. Out of desperation, thepoor cut down more trees to sell as firewood, even though doing so meansfurther destroying their one chance of survival.