Partners in Development

Unverified non-profit organisation

Partners In Development (PID) is a nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty in Haiti, Guatemala, the Mississippi Delta, and Peru through child sponsorships, microfinance loans, housing opportunities and medical care.
It is an organization committed to education and economic advancement in the developing world. Since the beginning, they have developed new programs to address the local needs of the communities they partner with. Over many decades, PID’s context-specific approach to addressing poverty and its multiple causes has evolved into what today is their Whole Life Transformation Model. Their first initiative was increasing access to education.
PID began sponsoring around a dozen children in 1987, in Haiti, and has since expanded to ensuring that many hundreds of children can go to school. As they worked closely with the local families of the sponsored children, they learned, first-hand, the lack of employment opportunities and access to formal banking many of the parents suffered when trying to generate an income to keep their households at survival level. This awareness inspired them to develop our micro-loan program.
Through the further urging of their national partners, their housing program was born. Now, struggling families with inadequate residential situations became proud owners of affordable, safe, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing homes.
The final piece of the model included primary and preventative care with health education. These four tools of education, income generation, housing and health care, form the foundation of PID’s Whole Life Transformation model. Such an approach has proven time and again that families living in the poorest of conditions can change their current economic situation and the future of the next generation.


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Americas: United States

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Community development; Education and training; Financial accessibility and management; all (5)