Written by: Gabrielle Belanger, CHI Summer Intern
Widlyne is one of five Community Health Workers (CHWs) that has been trained by CHI. She works with other nurses and CHWs to help care for patients at clinics and during home visits.
She says that working at CHI has changed her life. With this job, she’s able to better care for her son and can afford to send him to school. Since working at CHI, she feels that she has become a more important person in her community.
Widlyne also says she’s seen a lot of change in the community. CHI has helped address the lack of access to affordable healthcare. In the future, she would like to train to become an OBGYN to help women and their children. She also hopes for a permanent hospital run by Haitian healthcare workers that would be able to serve the community at large.