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Marc Louis

My name is Marc and I’m very happy to join People in Need Partnership.

I'm sure my energy, experience and love will enable this NGO better and strive as we are making the different in others lives who would otherwise not be able to help themselves. I want to briefly tell you a bit of story about myself. As you already know my name is Marc Karl Louis and was born in a little town name Deschappelles in the Albert Schweitzer Hospital which was the first Hospital built by an outsider.

Anyway I first came to PAP when I was around 6 or 7 I'm not really sure. My parents had sent me to PAP, so I could go to school here because it would have been better going to school in PAP while I would be living with my older brother who has been married with a child however I was mostly used as a care taker for my nephew. Well, the truth is if I were to tell you the whole story it would probably take a couple of days which I'm sure neither of us have to spare so I will just stay on the short side of it.

I met Michael back in 1981 when he was still with the Missionary of Charity with the Mother Teresa of Calcutta and a couple of years later he was sent back to the States to do other things, but since Michael had started this wonderful program for Street children and the replacement whom they sent totally changed the program. so Michael decided to comeback to Haiti and help the boys and that was again back in 1985 where I again came back to live with Michael whom I certainly like a father to me. and after so many years and now I met this wonderful Person Jennifer Louise Johnson whom you all know very well(by the way if you notice that I have said you it is because it is partnership) and we do work together for the very need of the poorest of the poor) So my new and dearest friends May God bless you and those around you, by the way anyone who helps another is doing God's work so please be very proud of yourself.

Our staff in Haiti
image Marcel Jean Mini-center Volunteer bio
image Myriam Dejean Partnership Manager bio
image Marc Louis Assistant Coordinator bio

Our staff in Portland, Oregon
image Shadia Duery Board member bio

Background and History of People in Need Partnership
People in Need Partnership is a creation of Visionary Society, a non-partisan, not religious organization designed to connect what lies under the surface with practical action. People in Need Partnership is an example of that process. In 2005 and 2006 it published a monthly newspaper called Alaska Humanity News, with News of the real - the personal and meaningful origins of everyday events.
All administrative costs are covered by our primary sponsor, Qupqugiaq Inn, a small, unique hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.
Laura in Cite Soleil school

Our collapsed office after earthquake

Our new office in Port-au-Prince
Wherever a person is crying out for help, and no one hears them, another person is waiting for the call. That is why our first stop is Haiti, an abandoned country just south of Florida, a world of hungry and neglected people, a country with the third lowest calorie intake in the world.

Our Haiti locations
Our main office is located in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. We have a staff of 5 full-time and several part-time workers. We are working in several neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince, including the notorious slum of Cite Soleil (and also in Jalouzie, Citron, and Delmas). Our U.S. offices are in Anchorage, Alaska and Portland, Oregon.

Background information on Haiti Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Seventy-six per cent of the population lives on less than $2.25 a day, and 55 per cent live on less than $1.13 a day. Haiti is home to about 50,000 street children, and another 250,000 children who work as restaveks or child slaves. Severe or moderate malnutrition and stunting affects 42 percent of children under five. Preventable sickness like malnutrition and diarrhoea kill 28 percent and 20 percent of children under five years old. Haiti ranks along with Afghanistan and Somalia as one of the three countries of the world with the worst daily caloric deficit per inhabitant (460 kcal/day). Some 2.4 million Haitians cannot afford the minimum 2,240 daily calories recommended by the World Health Organization.

Our partners live in four slums in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
This is Cite Soleil

PINP staff member conducting interviews after earthquake

Collapsed building after the January, 2010 earthquake

A million people are still sleeping in tents or sheets in Port-au-Prince