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Village Spotlight: Panasawan, Thailand


Written by Plant With Purpose on June 23, 2010 in General

Did you know that every reoccurring donation toward one of Plant With Purpose’s programs will be matched? So, if you sponsor a village for $30 per month, that amount is instantly doubled to be $60 per month for an entire year! When you sign up to become a monthly donor, you’ll help Plant With Purpose sustain community‑based efforts that improve the lives of rural farmers.


Want to make a world of difference with your monthly donation? Consider partnering with the village of Panasawan in Northern Thailand as they join with Plant With Purpose to overcome poverty and transform their lives.

The village of Panasawan is rich in vibrant colors and culture, yet it is plagued with extreme poverty, environmental destruction, and the despair of a displaced and disregarded people. Most of the villagers belong to the Lahu hill tribe. Many older members do not even speak Thai, while the younger generation is forced to seek work in neighboring cities just to keep the family afloat. Plant With Purpose’s innovative, integrated program in Panasawan provides the community with relevant and sustainable options that address issues of poverty, lack of citizenship and related rights, and the loss of access to and degradation of forests and fields. By sponsoring this village, you will empower the people of Panasawan to transform their lives and lands, restore their dignity, and learn to thrive. To learn more about Panasawan or to sponsor this village, click here.

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