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Myriam Dejean

My name is Myriam Dejean. I was born on July 8, 1973 in Haiti, in the neighborhood of Delmas. I am 36 years old. I am divorced, and the mother of 3 children. Their names are Raoul Jean Philippe, who is 17 years old; Doria Marie Caroline, who is 11; and Temira Marie Gabriella, who is 6 years old. I live with my younger sister and my children in our parent's house. They are not anymore. I have 2 sisters and one brother.

I studied Secretaria and Communication TV. Actually I'm learning English. I have worked as assistant of the Director, and control of students, at Institut d' Enseignement Polytechnique, and I used to prepare the students for their graduation. I used to teach beginning students in English and French. I'm a masseuse, a make-up woman, and I manage a Troupe of dance named CAF.

Personal Qualities and Dreams

I'm an open person, friendly well-minded; I know how to treat people well. I'm always inclinded to listen to people's problems. I like smiling, singing, and playing with my children. In my area people say I will stay young even though I become old one day because I'm sincere and honest in every thing I do, and because of the person I am.

I was looking for a place to work like the People in Need organization. I am glad there are people who want to help and work to change the life of people in extreme poverty. When I found out about the organization, I knew it was time to work as a staff member.


We really care about people in desperate circumstances. The Staff of People in Need have nothing to hide. This organization is very transparent. Their dream is to bring a better life to people who live in extreme poverty, and I m sure their dream will become true be cause they are right in what they are doing. They do it with their heart, their love for what they are doing.

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