Against The Odds, The Mission Of CNP Haiti Endures
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 two 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.
Carter Paden chairs the board of CNP Haiti here in Chattanooga.