Partners in Progress (PIP) is a national, 501(c) 3 Pennsylvania-based, non-profit corporation founded in 1999 by members of the Pittsburgh Regional Haiti Solidarity Committee.
To promote and support sustainable community development in rural Haiti.
To make known in the US the successes and struggles of rural sustainable development associations – the “organized poor” – in Haiti and to concentrate resources – technical, material, and financial – where they can have the greatest positive impact for development in Haiti.
To partner with visionary communities and their leaders in Haiti in order to promote systemic solutions to the problems of food insecurity and environmental degradation by advancing a community-based model of integral development that builds on social equity, economic vitality, and environmental integrity and focuses on infrastructure (water, energy), agro-forestry, small business development, health care, and education.
To give a “hand up” to the organized poor of Haiti in order to equip them with the tools they need to overcome lifetimes of struggle, decades of environmental degradation, and chronic scarcity of resources.
Collaboration, transparency, accountability, diversity, and environmental integrity