Remote GPS Points

After a week living and working with the Patacancha nurses (see post) I returned to Ollantaytambo for a few days before embarking on my time in Kelccanka. I went out to Kelccanka with others SVH volunteers and the team from Broadstreet Maps. We divided into three groups and collected most of the Kelccanka points for the…

GPS Mapping in Kelccanka

Yesterday we spent the day collecting data in Kelccanka, one of the most remote communities that Sacred Valley Health serves. We split up into three groups. Three of us jumped out of the van about 2 hours into the 3 hour drive, and walked with SVH promotora Ana Cecilia to visit outlying houses. The two other…

Working Together with Nurses and Teachers in Patacancha

As Rose mentioned in an earlier blog post, one of our new volunteers, Gil Bell, is going to be moving around between the communities we serve and living in some for weeks at a time. I, Stewart Decker, also a new volunteer, and several others plan to spend a few days at a time with…

Getting ready for health campaigns in rural schools

Following the influx of new volunteers, we have begun to implement some of the ideas we brainstormed during the rainy season. As I mentioned in previous posts, the promotores’ skills and knowledge have grown so much that they are now able to provide health education in their communities. In the coming weeks, more promotores will…