Partners In Development, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 8 reviews
Issues: Homeless & Housing, International
Location: 55 Market Street Suite 201 Ipswich MA 01938 USA
Results: Partners In Development combines a variety of programs to achieve community transformation where hope is often lost in the cycle of poverty. Here are a few statistics that describe transformation results: - The overall numbers served by PID: Over 20,000! - Microcredit Loans (loans average $100 US, issued on a 6-month term) provided: over 800 total! - Current houses built (homes are modest buildings of cinderblock construction with a cement floor, sturdy roof, two rooms and a porch): 40 finished in Haiti and 16 finished in Guatemala. - Current children sponsored (sponsored children receive school supplies, uniforms, shoes, food and medical care; sponsors pay $25 a month to support a child): 300 total, in both countries. - Medical/building mission trips each year (a percentage of funds from the mission trips help fund the medical and housing programs: approximately 20 per year - Number of trip attendees each year: 200+ People seen in our clinics each month (averages): 1,500 total, in Haiti and Guatemala. Beyond these statistics, many other community transformations are happening where we serve the poor.
Target demographics: Our work is currently focused in the neediest sections of the Caribbean and Central America.
Geographic areas served: Haiti and Guatemala
Programs: Child Sponsorship, Housing, Medical, Microcredit, and more!
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I've been a board member since the mid 90's. The organization has helped 1000's maybe 10,000's of people since that time. To see the partnership between us in the U.S. and the people in Haiti and Guatemala is truly awe inspiring. The provision of education, food, housing, business lending, and medical care are the foundations of our livelihoods. They are not individual accomplishments anywhere, but necessarily require the partnership of individuals in societies everywhere. Reaching out from a distant spot in the world to assist others to forge a sustainable life for themselves and their family where there was once barrenness is one of the most profound connections I will experience in this world. It is God's shedding of his grace on us and them. For me it is the best in our humanity and the essence of our faith and spirituality.
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