Written by: Gabrielle Belanger, CHI Summer Intern
Kenderson joined the CHI team as an interpreter five years ago, when his friend convinced him to apply. Although Kenderson had learned to speak English while in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was reluctant to look for a job as a translator and already had a position at a restaurant/bar. His friend eventually convinced him to give it a try, and he has been working with CHI ever since. He says that looking back, it would have been a mistake to not take this opportunity.
He shared that the reason his time with CHI has had such a significant impact on his life is because of the amazing things he has seen during his time with the organization, like young children being nursed back to health. He loves seeing people who previously lacked access to medical attention receive quality care from our team.
His hope for the future of CHI is for the organization to create a permanent hospital with 24/7 care, ran entirely by Haitian staff in order to grow the economy, create jobs, and provide constant access to medical care for residents of the area.