A Strong and Healthy Cry

On a recent Tuesday, SVH visited the village of Kelccanka for our first of two September medical campaigns. When we arrived, SVH volunteer Sarah and I accompanied Pamela, a nurse from Cusco, and Beatrice, a Kelccanka promotora, to find children due for vaccinations. Before we set out to give the vaccinations, we took a brief…

Sacred Valley Health: the Movie

Okay, it’s really just a video. But you should really check out the new Sacred Valley Health video, which will give you a better idea of what our awesome staff, volunteers, promotoras, and Peruvian sheep are doing every day in the middle of rural Peru. Video Designed by SVH Program Coordinator Julia Curry

First Aid Training for New Promotoras, Part 2

This past Tuesday, Sacred Valley Health/Ayni Wasi held another first aid training session at the Chilca posta with a second group of promotoras, this time from the villages of Pampallacta and Piscaccucho. Despite some hiccups and a few late arrivals, the training ran smoothly and trainer Asencio was as engaging and informative as he was…

Buenos Dias Senoritas!

“Buenos dias seƱoritas!” greeted us as we walked into a classroom of 3rd graders. We recently traveled to the village of Piscaccucho to support Alejandrina, one of our promotoras, as she presented the mini taller (workshop) “Cubra su tos” or “Cover your cough” lesson that was taught to the promotoras during their orientation. Alejandrina presented…

Happy Birthday Patacancha!

On a recent Thursday the SVH crew went up to Patacancha, one of the six communities where we are implementing the promotora pilot program, to celebrate Patacancha’s 18th Anniversary. Although Patacancha has probably been around since the first ever potato was planted, it was 18 years ago that the community received official recognition to be…