Written by: Gabrielle Belanger, CHI Summer Intern
Peterson joined the CHI team after the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Haiti. At the time, Peterson was living in Port-au-Prince near where the earthquake hit. After the earthquake, he moved to Arcahaie to begin working with Dr. Chris, one of CHI’s co-founders. He has now been working in the pharmacy for nine years and continues to lead the pharmacy team during clinics.
He says that working with CHI has made a significant impact on him and the community around him. He loves working to provide patients with access to life-saving medications and helping them understand what they are taking and why. In addition, his income from CHI has helped him support his entire family which includes his two children.
Outside of CHI, Peterson teaches English and works with another medical team as a pharmacist. In the future, he hopes to own his own Pharmacy in his hometown of Eogan.