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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Could I Be Your Child?

Gasilda is an 11-year-old Mozambican girl who is already pregnant by her 70-year old husband. Her story is horrific, but it must be told. Consider if she was your child. What if your poverty forced you to a similar choice? Maybe such choices do not happen in America, but should we ignore them only because…

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Catching a Vision

As a new intern with Cultivate, I have been on a steep learning curve over the course of the past month. I am currently in the process of finishing my undergraduate degree in International Community Development and I have found this base of knowledge to be beneficial and relevant when interacting with the world of…

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Hello World. This is Cultivate.

I’m often asked what Cultivate International is, what we do, and what is my foundation for this work.  I’ll share more on this soon, but to begin I’d like to explain a bit of the theory and practice that has led to the creation of Cultivate. Cultivate has grown out of the knowledge that radical,…

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