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.” It comes from a passage in the Bible, Matthew 25:40, which reads: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you also did for me.” In this passage, Jesus is speaking to his disciples about the importance of attending to the needs of the marginalized: people who lack the resources or platform to make ends meet for themselves. Prioritizing the care and support of such people is one of 3P’s core values. For more information on the history of our organization, see The Making of 3P.

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