In 2008, Passports with Purpose bought about 15 cows for Heifer International. In 2009, Passports with Purpose bought a school in Cambodia that included a water well and numerous improvements thanks to your generous donations to American Assistance in Cambodia. In 2010, Passports with Purpose hopes to build 25 homes in southern India by raising US$50,000 for Land For Tillers’ Freedom (LAFTI) with your help.
I am writing this post while visiting India for the first time. I am not saddened by the poverty. I see smart, resourceful and hardworking people who just need the right resources and infrastructure to provide security for their families. For more than 50 years, LAFTI has been committed to helping India’s lowest caste, sometimes called “the untouchables,” break from generations of poverty and misery. The 25 homes Passports with Purpose hopes to fund, will provide permanent, weatherproof housing and the deeds to the houses will be given to the women of the family, increasing security and independence.
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