After a successful start in Piscacucho last week, the team from Broad Street Maps set off bright and early to take GPS coordinates and record demographic data from households in Patacancha. They were accompanied by several SVH community health workers (promotores de salud) as well as our driver Ruben, our nurse Leticia, and Sonja, a nurse from a government clinic with whom we partner. The team visited and took GPS coordinates from all 130 homes in this mountain community.
The GPS coordinates and household data will be collated and used to create maps that show family demographics, household pregnancy, healthcare access, presence of latrines and chimneys, and water sources. SVH will use this information to target trainings and health campaigns. Additionally, each community will be provided with an accurate map. No such maps currently exist, so community leaders and the district government are excited to have this resource.