Frequently Asked Questions

What does “Piti Pami” mean and where did it come from?

The phrase “piti pami” is Haitian Creole, the native language of the people of Haiti, and translates roughly to “the least of these.”

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Since your name was inspired by the Bible, does that mean you’re a Christian organization?

That depends on how you define a “Christian organization.” We work closely with the Church of the Brethren in Haiti but are not legally affiliated with any Christian organization.

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When I donate to 3P, where does my money go?

Every dollar donated goes directly toward supporting our various projects and programs in Haiti. We have no paid staff, and overhead costs are covered entirely by a specific group of donors.

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I’ve heard that a good deal of financial support used for relief work in Haiti is generally mismanaged, not sustainable, and creates unhealthy dependency. Why should we consider supporting 3P?

This is a question that everyone should consider asking before giving to a charitable cause. Unlike some organizations that focus on international health, 3P works directly with a grassroots organization called the Haiti Medical Project, which is lead by and comprised almost entirely of Haitian citizens.

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Why would you choose to spend your resources helping other countries when there are people in your own country who need help?

The specifics of this answer will vary from member to member, but it really boils down to this: we believe we are called to serve the people and nation of Haiti.

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