Develop Local Leaders

Equipping community members to bring about change


At Plant With Purpose, we believe effective community
development efforts must involve the community members themselves,

both in design and execution. As a result, we place a high value on local leadership development. All our programs are led by highly qualified local staff members, who also work to develop local promoters through a trainer-of-trainers approach. We also partner with community leaders, including existing farmer associations, church leaders, school principals and teachers, and government officials to ensure that the programs are meeting locally prioritized needs. Finally, rather than providing handouts, Plant With Purpose provides training and resources that empower families and communities to address their poverty in a way that builds dignity and self-sufficiency.


Jorge is now a local staff member in Mexico. Read how he got there.