Learned Helplessness

How can we support people in finding ways to overcome their dependency and helplessness even when they are not the ones to blame? The process of overcoming helplessness and dependency starts with the heart and mind, and is anchored in hope.

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Self-Reflection: Time Management

How Do You Manage Your Time? In the Introduction section of our training program, we ask our trainees to take a glimpse at their time management.  We feel this is always a good practice to periodically reevaluate, even for ourselves!  Feel free to take a moment for yourself as well!  After what has been a…

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Changing the Cycle: The Health Crisis of Period Poverty

Like many other students in Kenya, Jane’s life has been affected by the cycle of poverty. Although she is old enough to attend secondary school, the difficulties of purchasing basic needs have taken away many educational opportunities. Whenever she had her menstrual cycle, she would miss school. Unable to afford sanitary pads, Jane either shared…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global South

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to deeply impact our global trainees, as it has for members of our own immediate communities. Great challenges and devastation are limiting these community leaders’ access to resources for their programming as well as their own livelihoods. We asked our trainees how their communities are being impacted, and they shared…

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Africa’s Potential & Philanthropy

Africa’s potential is great and its ability to take charge of its own destiny is foundational to the continent’s future success.  However, we live in a globalized reality where power still is in the hands of the wealthy and influential.  In the philanthropic sector, this reality is played out in several ways:  As Prof. Glenn…

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New Programs, New Look!

Here at Cultivate, we are busy working behind the scenes to launch three new programs in the coming year! Along with our new programs, we are excited to show off the new look of Cultivate’s branding. To help clarify our mission, and rejuvenate the expansion of our programs, we thought it was time to reflect this…

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Cultivating Hope Amidst the Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing hardships that have come with it for the world’s poorest communities, we have pivoted our programs to support the community leaders we work with in the best way possible.  Cultivate is now raising support so that our trainees, who are faced with especially tough circumstances being…

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A Year in Review

This past year has been significant in our journey as an organization. Fifteen community leaders participated in our program. These leaders are now empowered and equipped with knowledge and skills, which they are using in their social impact programs. Thousands of people worldwide are being impacted by their work. As we invested into these leaders, we…

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You Shop, We Receive

Storm Creek 2019 Holiday Partnership Storm Creek, a Minnesota-based outdoor apparel company, is partnering with Cultivate International for the 2019 holiday season.  This partnership has already resulted in $1600 of donations to Cultivate, you can help us reach $2000, which will offer one scholarship to a trainee in 2020.  On the dates and times below,…

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This is Us

We exist to empower and serve community leaders across the globe. They have the vision, passion, and dedication, we simply help them with the resources, knowledge and skills to help make it a reality. Learn more about our work with Arnika, a young woman in India. When you support Cultivate, you are supporting our efforts…

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