The success of the Nutrition Program and its incredible growth over the past 15 years wouldn’t be possible without Lespwa Timoun’s dedicated doctors, nurses and administrators. One of the first people program founder, Carmel Valdema, hired was Nurse Paul. Genevieve Paul began working with Carmel and the Nutrition Program in January 2011, not long after they set up their first clinic at the rental house in Croix-des-Bouquets. In her current position at the Lespwa Timoun Clinic as Nurse Supervisor, she oversees the medical center, cares for patients, and ensures the clinic and pharmacy are well stocked with necessary medical supplies.
Over the past nearly eight years, Nurse Paul has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of patients. In an interview in 2017, Nurse Paul shared that she’s inspired by her love for what she does, and sees her work as a nurse as a way to contribute to the development of her country. She recalled being particularly motivated by her experience of traveling to Jérémie after the area had been nearly destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. “I helped with an open heart,” she said. “I felt so satisfied inside because I could bring some help to my brothers and sisters. Their gratitude is worth a lot to me.”
It’s that dedication to her work and love for her people and her Lespwa Timoun family that make her such an asset and an invaluable part of the clinic’s team. Light from Light is proud to support Nurse Paul and all of Lespwa Timoun staff who work tirelessly to help create a brighter future for Haiti.