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At A Chattanooga Nonprofit, Caring For The Children Of Haiti

The Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti treating patients in Ville De Léogane, Haiti in 2023.
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The Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti treating patients in Ville De Léogane, Haiti in 2023.

For years, the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti - a nonprofit here in Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley - has helped women and families to break the cycle of malnutrition in a remote and mountainous area of southern Haiti.

The staff on the ground - in the Leogane region - is 97 percent Haitian.

But in the past few years, their work has been disrupted by shock after shock: the assassination of Haiti’s President, a hurricane, tropical storms, gang activity, ongoing roadblocks, food insecurity and the nonexistence of modern health care.

Last week, a judge in Haiti investigating the President’s assassination indicted his widow and several former officials.

Dr. Anany Prosper is CNP’s Country Director - and Patricia Cyr Watlington is the program’s executive director.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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