The History of PID

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Partners In Development, Inc. (PID) was founded in 1990 by James and Gale Hull of Ipswich, Massachusetts as an organization committed to the education and economic advancement of the developing world. Partners In Development works in direct partnership with those living in extreme poverty (those living on less than $1.25 per person per day) through our national overseas staff in Haiti and Guatemala. PID provides material, financial, and educational resources, which enables the poor to construct and implement their own programs for development.

PID began its mission by offering a child sponsorship program. It has expanded from sponsoring a dozen children, when the program first began, to sending hundreds of children to school. If you’d like to know more, see: PID Timeline
Families who had children in the sponsorship program reported they needed help finding work. The result was our Small Business Loan Program, which lends participants capital to start or further develop a business. PID has provided hundreds of Small Business Loans.

Squalor living conditions prompted the beginning of the Housing Program. The Housing Program moves families from inadequate housing to sturdy homes with bathroom facilities, clean water and a yard.

In an effort to provide whole life improvement a Medical Program was established in 2003 to provide basic medical treatment, preventive care, and health education services.

PID hosts work trips to Haiti and Guatemala throughout the year. Trip attendees can learn how to build a house by hand at a building site, or help with a children’s program, and licensed health professionals can volunteer their services in our medical clinics.

PID is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible.