Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
Matt Jones, along with his brother Andrew, founded Poverty Resolutions in 2010 in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Since that time, Matt has played an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Recently, Matt has been presented with an opportunity to contribute to the development of Haiti on a large scale. In January, he moved to Port-au-Prince to work full-time as a project manager to bring solar power and recycling programs to Haiti. Although he will be working for another company, Matt will remain involved with Poverty Resolutions.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity. I believe the lessons learned through this experience will translate well to my work with Poverty Resolutions in the future,” said Matt.
Matt will be joined in Haiti by his wife, Jackie, and two daughters, Abigail and Hannah. Last summer, they lived north of Port-au-Prince for six weeks while carrying out projects at the House of Hope Orphanage. They now look forward to the challenges of living long-term in Haiti.
With Matt’s departure, Andrew Jones will be taking on the responsibilities of managing Poverty Resolutions’ operations in the US and leading projects in Haiti. In 2013, the organization has a number of projects planned, with highlights including the expansion of their microfinance program and the construction of a home for teen mothers.
In 2011, Matt Jones received his MBA with concentrations in Finance and International Development from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University.
Andrew received his MBA from the Smeal College of Business in 2012 with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. He has worked as a registered nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital since 2008.
About Poverty Resolutions:
Poverty Resolutions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of dollar-a-day poverty. They aim to educate Americans to increase awareness of global poverty and to inspire them to take action. In Haiti, they provide sustainable solutions to poverty, which empower individuals and organizations to meet the needs of their communities.
To learn more, visit: http://www.povertyresolutions.org/