People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-government non-profit organization established in 1992 in Prague. In the last year alone, PIN supported more than 3 500 000 people with humanitarian aid and relief development in 23 countries around the world.
Helping dissidents and supporting civil society in repressive states and countries that are undergoing democratic transition has been underlying the core philosophy of People in Need since its establishment.
Latin America is a region where such a help is very much needed and we helped activists and journalists through the years
We started our activities in 1997 in Cuba.
In 2014/15 we extended our support also to
Nicaragua and Venezuela when the situation gotten worse.
In 2015, we have opened our regional office
in Costa Rica and further grown to Ecuador and Honduras.
Our core activities are articulated around three main areas:
- Direct support of persecuted individuals and their families,
- Capacity building for activists, focusing on Women and LGBITQ+ groups, and other marginalized people such as Indigenous Peoples, farmers, and environmentalists,
- Advocacy efforts to promote fundamental human rights and freedoms.