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Shadia Duery, People in Need Partnership Board Member

Shadia serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of People in Need Partnership. She joined the board since the beginning of the organization on 2007. She has been twice in Haiti at People in Need Partnership office in Port au Prince conducting organizational assessments and implementing efficiency tools. Shadia was born and raised in Bolivia, South America, providing the developing country perspective to the board. Born in one of the poorest countries in the Americas woke her passion for fighting disparity since her early years in high school. Shadia has lived most of her live in Latin America, between South and Central America and for the last decade in North America. She has background in market research of sustainable and fair trade products between developed and developing countries. Currently she lives in Portland, Oregon where she volunteers at the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, a foundation that works funding social justice around the state of Oregon. She also feels very close the mentally ill community since her partner has devoted his life working to improve the services provided to them. On her free time she enjoys being in the outdoors with her life partner.

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