From the Sacred Valley to Massachusetts… and Beyond

As a long-term volunteer with SVH, I was fortunate enough to share a piece of my experience with my family. In September, much to my surprise, my dad and step-mom – George and Sophie – came down to visit Ollanta to see what exactly I had been up to for the past 6 months. George…

Sacred Valley Health’s Data Collection Project – The Second Day

Our second round of data collection in late December brought the support of the Apu/weather Gods. Dressed for rain, we had a delightful day of cloudy weather with intermittent sun.  Adding to our luck was the help of a visiting Quechua-speaking nurse, and our two Yanamayo promotoras, allowing us to split into three groups. It was an efficient…

Sacred Valley Health’s Data Collection Project – The First Day

“Tu Panaches Cama” is Quechua for “see you later.” After visiting nearly 40 homes in one day, this phrase rolled off our tongues like native speakers. To say our first round of data collection was an adventure was a great understatement. The day was immensely long, filled with a spectrum of weather, and multiple livestock…