Help us Help families in Honduras with Sustainable Harvest International

Posted on | July 28, 2014 | 6 Comments

Can you believe that 2014 is lucky number seven for Passports With Purpose? From schools to libraries to homes to wells, from Cambodia to Haiti to Mali, there’s been so much goodness that’s come of out our little online fundraiser. Who would have thought that bloggers, who spend their days working in the ephemera that is the internet, could make a difference in such concrete ways?

We’re very proud of all that work. But we’re not looking back – oh, no, quite the opposite. In fact, today Passports With Purpose is only looking ahead.

We’re happy to announce our 2014 partnership with Sustainable Harvest International

Farming in Central America has too often meant practices that lead to environmental degradation and endemic poverty. Since 1997, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) has been working in the region to help family farmers not only grow their own food but to understand how to do so in a way that protects the ecosystems they live in and prevent tropical deforestation.

Sustainable Harvest International

The 2014 Passports With Purpose fundraiser will support SHI’s efforts in Honduras. And this year, instead of setting a fundraising goal we’re offering the following challenge:

For each $5000 we raise, Sustainable Harvest can help a family in Honduras for five years.

That’s especially meaningful because the approach that Sustainable Harvest uses is meant to be long-term, to make sure the programs take root in the communities they serve. SHI applies varied strategies that see them partnering with the communities, developing solutions together and then implementing those solutions, always with an eye toward independence and the sustainability that’s in their very name. We will be providing money that buys not only tools and supplies but also the necessary time to establish real roots and develop real solutions.

The sky is the limit – the more money we raise, the more lives we can touch.

Sustainable Harvest Honduras

We’ll be sharing more about SHI in the days to come, but please feel free to visit their website, follow them on Twitter, or like them on Facebook to learn more.

Helping $10 at a time

Our approach to raising money has always been primarily grassroots and driven by the online community. Bloggers either purchase or procure a prize from a sponsor and we auction off the prizes online. Every $10 buys a chance to win something fabulous from a resort vacation to a camera to a stylish new suitcase. We give every dime that goes into the prize pot to Sustainable Harvest International.

Sustainable Harvest Honduras

We are the traveler blogger’s fundraiser, and this year that is more true than ever – when the Passports with Purpose board was trying to decide what charitable project to fund, we turned to our 2013 participating bloggers and asked them to share their what type of project, and in what location, they’d be most excited to fund. This project was the overwhelming favorite.

You can make a difference

It seems like there is plenty of bad news to go around of late, perhaps even more than usual. But the next time you see a report about the crushing poverty in Central America that is driving women and children to flee to the United States in record numbers remember that there is something you can do.

Are you a travel blogger? Sign up to participate.

Do you work for a company that makes matching donations? Start making inquiries now and plan to include Passports With Purpose in your end-of-year giving.

Want to sponsor our efforts? Let us know.

And no matter what role you want to play, stay up-to-date with all our news by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Pass along our news to the world using the hashtag #PWP.

Sustainable Harvest Honduras

We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started working to raise money that will improve both lives and the ecosystem in Honduras – we hope that you’ll join us along the way. Thanks, as always for your help and support. We couldn’t do it without you.


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6 Responses to “Help us Help families in Honduras with Sustainable Harvest International”

  1. Lance
    August 7th, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    This looks to be a great group! It looks like this year’s initiative will do a great deal of good. Looking forward to participating in this year’s campaign.

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