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MIPED empowers the people

Asraph Ali (left), Christopher Power (third from left) and MIPED Manager Rory Jitta (right) with the Motie family, clients from 2003.

By Christopher Power

In the Catholic News of January 6, I read: ‘Fr Michel gone but will never be forgotten’. The anniversary of the death of Fr Michel de Verteuil CSSp is a reminder of his legacy that every human being, especially the weak and vulnerable needs a Jesus person who will stand with them and enable them to walk away from their plight and find the space to create a new life for themselves as a child of God.

Late last year, Mayaro Initiative for Private Enterprise Development (MIPED) celebrated a milestone. MIPED was formed in 2002 to transform the (Mayaro/Guayaguayare) area into a model community, creating self-sustaining employment, improving training facilities and developing opportunities for enterprise and achievement, while building self-esteem.

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