The First SVH Community Health Worker Training Day!

After months of waking up early, organizing, visiting nearby (and not so nearby) mountainous communities, carrying out community needs assessments, attending general assemblies, hosting orientations,┬ánetworking with like-minded organizations, and working with village presidents to elect community health workers (promotoras), Sacred Valley Health held its first promotora training day last Friday and it was a HUGE…

A Fresh Look at Life in Rural Peru

As I stepped off the plane and into the terminal in Cuzco, two things struck me: I was cold and I was tired. I had just flown overnight from New York to Lima, and then Lima to Cuzco. At the time I was baffled by how the driver, who had been sent to get me,…